Easter Babies are all grown up

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BantyHugger, May 29, 2010.

  1. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    This past Easter the feed had its traditional dyed Easter chicks. In general i never buy them because i have a fear of more roosters. However this year at the HS Band yard sale some boys came by with a green chick that they intended to stick in a microwave. Horrified one of the kids bought the chick off of him for twice what he payed. Then another band kid walked up and bought it a friend. In the end i offered to take the chicks since neither kid had a yard or any past experience with chickens. The chicks were named Cherry (red) and Mint (green). I knew they were leghorns and for a long time lied to myself saying they were hens. Well the boys are definitely boys now - there is no denying their stance and tail feathers now. I already have a banty rooster but he is too small to fertilize my large hens. The boys are both very peaceful fellows and haven't even crowed yet. Will they harm Ricky - my older rooster? I dont know if i should/can keep them. Any advice?

  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Keep them or sell them or give them away. It's your choice. [​IMG] They may cause problems with your rooster, but if he's dominant enough he'll put them in their place. At least that's what happend with ours...We have a younger rooster, named Juno, living in the same flock as his father, a big RIR rooster named Marty. Marty always puts Juno in his place and Juno respects Marty by showing fear of him and not "violating" his rules in his flock. That's how they get along and it seems to work just fine. They never fight because Juno knows his place in Marty's flock. Maybe that's the way it will work out with yours, maybe not.

    Good luck!

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