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Hen bonnets?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jstlitlome, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is something about Elmyra according to our new rooster Kellogg who recently came of age.

    He's really fairly gentle but she is missing more and more feathers on the back of her head. Her saddle feathers are fine so an apron won't help.

    Anyone ever try a bonnet? I was thinking about knitting one, but not sure how to secure it without Kellogg strangling her next time.

    I am sort of posting tongue in cheek, but I'm also just a little serious. Lol

    Leslie
     
  2. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg, I just found this!!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    New rooster?...recently came of age?

    So you added a male chicken that's about 4-5 months old?

    How many hens/pullets at what age?

    I'd be showing Kellogg what life is like inside a wire dog crate until he learned some manners.


    ETA: oh, and, no the hat ;-)
     
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  4. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 four year old hens (one of which is Elmyra) and 7 new chickens that I hatched last fall. (6 hens and a rooster) so that's 10 hens and one rooster total. The new ones are starting to lay and Kellogg loves Elmyra the most. (she squats at the drop if a hat, always has! Lol)

    When I watch it, he's not at all aggressive compared to some roosters I've had, but just prefers her so much.

    I might have to get out the crate. [​IMG]
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is this rooster(actually cockerel and pullets until a year old) Kellogg?
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    A chicken hat!!! :lau
    Off to get needles and yarn...
     
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  7. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha!I know right? I'm so tempted!
     
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    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Kellogg is my "cockerel" that was was hatched with my younger 7 "pullets" last fall. And Elmyra is 4years old
     
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  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I want to knit or crochet one so bad, but I don't have the time... I thin it'd be so funny at least just to get pictures of one on one of my hens :lau
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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