I have two questions....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dinos_rock, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First Question-

    On www.mypetchicken.com it said that Old English Game chickens are really aggressive because the roosters were bred for fighting and even the hens are agressive.:mad: My hen is a silver duckwing old english game bantam (I think), but she doesn't seem that agressive. When I still had my black frizzle cochin rooster (before he started to crow) he was always picking on her, but I never saw her picking on him. Then again, he was missing some feathers several weeks ago, but I never witnessed her showing signs of aggression to him, she always followed him around. But maybe this is because she grew up with him? I was going to order some more chickens (from mypetchicken) soon, but if she will be aggressive, do I have to get rid of her or keep her separated from the new chickens?

    Second Question-

    Is it safe for ducks or geese to swim in a salt water pool? I am getting a pool soon, so I wanted to know, if I got ducks if they could swim in it. I don't know if it would be safe or not.....
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I don't think it would probably very good for them. They'll drink the water and a lot of salt isn't good for them. I wouldn't let mine do it.
     
  3. sunnysidecluckers

    sunnysidecluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have an old english game hen and she is such a baby! She is sweet and very gentle. It could be the way some raise them. If you spend time handling them , I think that is what makes the difference
     
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't raise her, I got her when she was about 13 weeks old. I don't know if that makes a difference. I spend as much time as I can with her. When I first got her, she would be in the corner of the cage farthest away from me. But now, when I leave the cage door open and I walk away, she flys right next to me or on me. But she can get scared sometimes. She is a good flier though, so I have to be careful so she doesn't fly into the neighbors yard. She could if she wanted to. Actually, I don't know if she is a silver pheonix or a silver duckwing old english game. I posted a picture of her on the "What Breed or gender is this" forum several weeks ago(when I first got her)and most people said she looked like a silver duckwing old english Game hen. She grew up a little, though. Don't know if that makes a difference. I will put a picture of her on here tomorrow.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Salt water pool or cholornated pool? Either way I wouldn't let the birds swim in it.

    As for aggression, it is usually the roo's with roo's in that case. I hear they are sweet easy to handle birds.
     

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