Mama is rejecting baby roo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by laurieb01, May 17, 2016.

  1. laurieb01

    laurieb01 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2014
    Our bantam Cochin has been happily raising 3 Serama chicks that she hatched beginning of April. She isn't as attentive as she was, which is to be expected, but is still allowing the 2 little girls to cozy up to her and follow her around. But she chases the little roo off with a nasty peck. He tried to roost with another hen but she chased him off, too. We brought him into the house because the nights are too cool for him to be by himself. He's feathered but not enough.

    Are we doing the right thing bringing him in at night. We are holding him close and he's settling down. We have a plastic dog crate to sleep in and we will put him back out with the flock in the morning.

    Any suggestions would really be appreciated.
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    She probably thinks its time for him to be a man and get out there, :/

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