In the Brooder
- Apr 26, 2017
I have a cockeral that I was told was a pullet when I bought it. It is a bantam Cochin Silkie mix. He is beautiful and has not been agressive towards people. He's also not been overly agressive towards my 6 hens. But one of my hens, also a silkie Cochin mix, had a smallish bleeding wound on her head and he had blood under his chin. I separated her for a full day. Cleaned her up. Wound basically healed. Later released her back to the flock and he immediately sought her out. I think he's just starting to want to mate. He only seems interested in her. I separated him out over night. Now I have no idea what to do. I didn't intend to keep a rooster. He's absolutely stunning and I feel a responsibility towards any animal I take in my care so I'm reluctant to just get rid of him but dont want to stress about my hens being hurt or unhappy. Any advice would be very helpful.