Do I need to seperate the roster after egg hatch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lady Shannon, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Lady Shannon

    Lady Shannon New Egg

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    Our White Silkie just had 3 chicks today I've heard you have to separate the roster or he'll kill the babies is this true?
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    some roosters will and some won't. It just depends. If you choose to leave them together I would watch him closely with her and the chicks before leaving them unattended.
     
  3. Lady Shannon

    Lady Shannon New Egg

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    I seperate them just incase this is her first set.
     
  4. Indyshent

    Indyshent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a rooster who hated babies. I've had ones who would show older chicks who was boss, but I've never had a rooster hurt a baby, and most seem to like them if they have much of a feeling on them either way. I've had roosters who were very protective of babies and showed them where to eat and even sheltered them from cold and rain. There are really nurturing boys out there

    Watch him just in case, but more than likely, he's nothing to worry about.
     

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