In the Brooder
- Mar 16, 2015
I got 4 chicks as my first chickens. One died because it was too weak at 2 days old. The other 3 grew up - 2 roosters & 1 hen. 1 rooster died of illness. After that, I received 5 chicks as a gift. 1 chick escaped from the cage somehow and travelled away from the house and I searched for him/her. Left with 4 chicks, ALL WERE ROOSTERS!!! 5 : 1 rooster : hen!!! Many websites said 1 : 8 - 12. They are not mating. The hen is also not laying eggs but it is confirmed female. WHAT TO DO??!!