Mary here..chicken question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mary louise, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. mary louise

    mary louise New Egg

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    My rooster was killed and now the hens do not live in the coop but on my porch at nite and side of the house at day...help
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, Mary and welcome to BYC - sorry about the loss of your rooster. Was your rooster attacked in the coop? If so, then it would be a good idea to try and make it more secure. When a flock witnesses the loss of a fellow flock mate to a predator, they can be traumatised for some time afterwards. If the roo was not killed in the coop, and its secure, then I would suggest putting your girls in the coop and keeping them there for a couple of days (with food and water) to try and encourage them to consider it "home" once more. Repeat the lockdown as necessary.

    Good luck
    CT
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mary louise [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so sorry to hear about your rooster [​IMG] I agree with CTKen in that they are probably traumatised.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sorry for losing your rooster,must have been some mean animal that took him out
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Sorry for the loss of your rooster. I agree with the previous greeters, secure your coop and keep the hens in there at night...they'll be safer inside than outside.

    Good luck to you and if you need more help, just ask.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Mary, sorry you lost your roo. After your girls feel secure again, you may find one will come forward and take over for the rooster.
     
  7. johndeere36

    johndeere36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am very sorry about your rooster, best wishes!
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am quite sure you will just love it here, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! Welcome to the family! :frow
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community!
     

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