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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

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    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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