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    spunkyfroggie Out Of The Brooder

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    No matter how much we don't want it to be true we have a roo.
    My husband says it's my fault cause I gave it a boys name (Sheldon) Lol Anyway now I don't know what to do. We don't want more chickens. Does Sheldon need the same set up as my pullets? He will be maintained as a pet not a meat bird. I'm just in a panic because I don't know what to do. When do I need to seperate them? They are approximately 12-14 weeks old. Anyone and everyone please send some advise this way.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You won't have more chickens simply because you have a rooster. Fertile eggs are fine to eat, and they will not develop unless incubated.
     
  3. spunkyfroggie

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    Really?! We are new at chickens we have had them for 3 mo. OMG you just made my day. I dont care about eggs myself I don't eat them but my husband does. They are my beautiful babies! So what do I need to do and not to do?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Collect your eggs daily and all will be fine. How many hens do you have, and what breeds? Not all hens will try to incubate eggs.
     
  5. spunkyfroggie

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    I have a RIR and a BO. My roo is a black copper maran.
     
  6. spunkyfroggie

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    They haven't started laying yet. They won't even roost. The huddle together.
     

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