Can I put my mature hen with my younger pullets and cockerals?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CalebtheChicken, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    My rooster is stripping my hen's back of feathers, He can't hurt her (we trimmed his spurs) but she's stressed out.
    So my dad suggested putting her with my 14 week olds. She's about twice as large as the largest cockeral and about 4 times as big as the banties. I'm sure they could out run her, expecially the banties (they can zip back and fourth in no time). Could I put her in their to help her regain her feathers? Or will the younger ones be to stressed from this "giant" hen? Or will she just slip in and make friends?
    The hen is an Australorp and is pretty gentle if that helps.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    There's no harm in trying it out...be RIGHT there though, in case she's too "assertive" with them.
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Ok thanks! I think it'll be funny when my young roos try and mount her!
     
  4. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I did it!!!
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    She didn't seem to understand what these these creatures surrounding her were... and she only flogged the dominate rooster [​IMG]
    You can see how heavily bred she was.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Oh, poor thing! Get that girl a saddle!! Glad it went well! [​IMG]
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Yeah you can really see why se needed to be seperated!!!!
     

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