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Cock ok to stay with hen & chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Naz3, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Naz3

    Naz3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 30, 2007
    hiya,my chicken did get broody as every1 predicted:) she has been sitting on her eggs for about 1.5 weeks..the rooster is lonely but tough luck to him!i was wondering if its ok for him to be with the hen and chicks once they've hatched?or should i keep him away?
    any advice highly appreciated!
    thanks,Naz
     
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Depending upon his disposition, should be fine. If he pecks at any of the chicks, move him out. At times, he may breed the hen or try. No damage should be done.

    When I had cochin bantams, the rooster at times let the chicks go under him. They are real peaceful....
     
  3. Naz3

    Naz3 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks 4 the advice,i shal c wat he does..he likes 2 chase us so i hope he is nice with them!!
     

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