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Did not want Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happyhippiechik, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. happyhippiechik

    happyhippiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    So, my neighbor tried incubating a few eggs and didn't take the time to rotate them as needed for proper development. One hatched and she asked me to take care of it while they were on vacation.He was deformed in the shell and has a crooked neck. Think of Igor and he walks like him too. HE is now about 2 months old. At that time I also decided to purchase two PULLETS to keep him company. Well, HE is a rooster and one of the "pullets" is also turning out to be a rooster. They all seem fine so far, no violent behavior among them. My quandry is, I also have a flock of 10 hens in a large fenced run. At what age can I introduce the "pullet" rooster to the hens? I'm pretty sure I'll have to keep little crooked neck away from the flock so I'm planning to keep him with the other pullet. They have a 10x10 run with a coop, so plenty of room for the two of them. I don't eat my chickens, so slaughtering is not an option. Selling might be however, if this doesn't work out.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    What usually works well is to house them next to each other with a fence in between for a few weeks, and until they are all about the same size. You may find the crooked beaked one can also live with the others, although it may require special food or a special dish.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013

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