So I bought some chicks that were suppose to be females but I found out that wasn't true. I have a rooster. 8 hens and 1 rooster. I'm not opposed to the idea of having him but I'm not sure what I need to expect from him....Please keep in mind I know nothing.
- Do you just let them go on about their business or does he need to be separated at some point (I'm thinking like with horse or cattle.) I know some are aggressive; which at 4 1/2 months he hasn't shown signs of that but I also know he is not fully matured.
- Are there concerns with him fertilizing eggs for all the hens or is there an issue with cross breeding?
- And what about breeding...if he fertilizes some eggs and they hatch, are the chicks safe with their mother? Do they have to be separated?