It happened to me too

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Caincando1, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Caincando1

    Caincando1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a nice Banty rooster and two pullets, one RIR and one Barred Rock... Well I did... The Barred Rock's comb and waddles kept getting bigger and reder then came the crowing. So now I realize I have two roosters and 1 hen. The Banty Rooster has been crowing for 3-4 months now and the BR just started crowing this past month. I've noticed that they don't crow together, it's either one or the other. They all get along well and roost together and everything. I'm assuming this is because the Banty is so much smaller. Anyways I'm going to want to add at least 1 more hen so I can have 2 layers. I'm wondering if another hen will disturb the flock because the roosters will have two hens to choose from instead of just one.
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's not many hens for two roos...I sense a coop war starting.

    Any chance of splitting the flock in two or rehoming one roo before adding more hens?

    Just musing...and when you get new hens get several so that a single addition will not be a target for the new one, and be sure to quarantine for 30 days...[​IMG]
     
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  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    You will probably want to add more than one, or you might end up with some bare backed hens and bloody roosters.
     
  4. Caincando1

    Caincando1 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm affraid of. They've been living together for 4 months and get along great. But I'm assuming this is because they were adolesents when I put them together and learned the pecking order. I was thinking that adding more hens would fire up the roosters now that they are reaching maturity. It won't be a problem to re-home the Banty back to the neighbors where I got him from. But he's so neat looking. I'll see how they get along and if it doesn't work I'll send the Banty back to his family.
     

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