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Do I separate my brooding hens from roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by dixiechick, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    I have a pair together, and my hen just started brooding. Should I separate the rooster from her during this time? I am worried about when the chicks hatch....
  2. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Songster 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    Kentucky girl
    Not necessarily. My rooster protects his hen when she's on the nest. He'll even bring her food at times. He guards her and it's so sweet. [​IMG]

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