Hello from England, UK! :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gh143, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. gh143

    gh143 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2011
    Cumbria, UK
    I have 5 little feathered friends who are a Bantam X Silkies (I think)
    They are about 4 months old and pretty little things [​IMG]

    I originally got 3 chicks, however 2 of them turned out to be roosters, so I got the 1 little girl another 2 friends and they turned out to be girls too (thankfully!)

    They are:

    Males - Achillies (Silver) , Arragon (Bronze)
    Females - Atheena (Dark grey) , Atlantis (Black) , Astera (White)

    As they're getting older, I'm just a bit concerned over how the dynamics will change with the cockrels as they're sometimes a bit mean to the girls, I'm not too sure how to handle the situation, the girls sometimes actually seem scared of them.
    I try and put the roos in their place by giving them my equivalent of a good peck when they're being mean, but I clearly can't do that all the time because I'm not there all day every day, any suggestions?

  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    [​IMG] So glad you joined us!! You have some very pretty chickens! [​IMG]
  3. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    what part of uk you from i am from ireland
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Welcome from the hills of Illinois! Your chickens will work out the pecking order, but that is a high roo to hen ratio.
  6. gh143

    gh143 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2011
    Cumbria, UK
    I'm in Cumbria Jason. NW England [​IMG]
    Originally from Scotland though

    I know its a high hen:roo ratio but I couldn't bear to give up the boys
    They're too handsome and full of character
    If they start fighting etc then I will have to rehome them, but that really is a last resort

    Do you think 2 roos and 3 hens can live harmoniously though?

  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG]
  8. heatherscreations1969

    heatherscreations1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2011
    Derbyshire UK
    [​IMG] from Derbyshire UK.

    Beautiful looking chickens there babe [​IMG] You may find that as the roo's get older they may fight.

    *hugs* Heather x
  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:Yes, they can. But roosters are quite, um, affectionate, and two roosters will show a lot of affection to 3 girls!

    It's just chicken nature. [​IMG]
  10. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms! You have some beautiful birds there!!

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