G'day from DownUnder!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GreenHills, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. We have recently purchased two beautiful Isa Browns, and, as we are renting on an acre of rainforest, we are now free roaming them after a period of being kept in their coop. They are regular layer, we have two eggs a day, and they are such a charm to have around. I'm hooked! However, we also have the neighbours chickens, and 2 roosters that come to visit daily, and the mature rooster is VERY interested in my girls, he does hassle them a bit, and so does the younger one. I chase them away when I can, but they do keep returning. I actually like the older one, but I don't like the attention he's giving my girls. They don't seem bothered, but by the end of the day they run to me as if highly fed up with him. Any ideas, short of starting a war with the neighbours? Am I even asking the question in the right place?!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm not good on neighbor problems I mostly avoid confrontation as it often turns into retaliation [​IMG]
     
  3. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    G'day from Tassie, I wouldn't worry to much about it. Not much you can do, short of locking your girls up. We tried that with our teenager, didn't work![​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy, GreenHills, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!! Best wishes to you and your flock!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! The only way to keep them away from your chickens is to build a run for your coop and keep them locked up :(
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Hello everyone! thank you for the welcome! I guess I am a little over protective, but it was worth asking the question just to see what everyone else thought. We will just continue to chase off the younger rooster, and have stern words to the older one, I'm sure that will work?! [​IMG]
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Not much else you can do, short of putting up a fence between the properties that will keep visitors out. And since you're renting that's out of the question. I'd say leave the rooster, as long as he's not harming them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013

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