In the Brooder
- Nov 11, 2018
We did however try to introduce a sweet young silkie rooster into our coop with our two girls after they got along so well during a few days of free range roaming around with him to see how they’d do. The two silkies got along beautifully, but our Rosecomb didn’t seem to like the rooster being in the coop and was hen-pecking him, so we removed him and put him back with the other roosters.
The chicken eggs have been coming out with a poor quality, some very thin, and we ended up with our first tiny little fairy egg too. Then her feathers started falling out, so we thought she was molting, but now she looks truly awful, so we’re scared that she might be sick. No indication of mites or disease in any of the poultry in our barn area, and her coop mate appears full feathered and perfectly healthy so far.
I’ve ordered some oyster shells and dried mealworms, and have ground some oats and raw nuts and sunflower seeds too, which I started offering to her today for extra protein.
So what do y’all think might be going on here? I posted a pix of our Rosecomb from today, and one from earlier this year of her with our white silkie. I’d appreciate any and all thoughts! This is our first set of hens, and we have really enjoyed them! Thank you so much...