Help for lone hen...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by featheredroots, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out today that 2 out of my 3 chickens are roosters. [​IMG] I have a good home for them, but I have no idea what to do for my one and only hen.

    Is it best to...

    A) Order new chicks and let her be "Boss Mamma"?

    B) Keep one rooster and start my own flock?

    C) Try to find some girls close to her age to get my egg poduction up and going?


    Thanks in advance for any and all advice or suggestions.
     
  2. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm gonna go with (C), get 1 or 2 (or more) new young pullets and keep on building your flock.
    (B) doesn't look bad, but I had a feeling maybe you didn't want a rooster? or maybe not those roos you have?

    I'm afraid if you try to introduce chicks your hen will hurt them. (chickens can without warning be ferocious).

    Just my thoughts and [​IMG] !
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd go with C
     
  4. tiffanyhurd

    tiffanyhurd Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have to go with C also!!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would chose Option C.
     

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