In the Brooder
- Jun 14, 2008
I have a Mille Fleur D'uccle about 4-5 months old. He was born in an incubator with 8 Buff Orpington's. Needless to say, all his girlfriends are too tall for him. So...we got him two new girlfriends (about 3 months old d'uccle pullets). Initially, I put them in cages next to each other. They politely poked at each other for two days. Once I moved him to his private hutch, I added one of the pullets. He instantly attacked it. He grabbed her by the neck and start swinging her around. I had to save her and check for injuries. What happened ?? This could not have been love, because he was swinging her around like a rag doll. She is a bit smaller and I fear that if I put them together he will kill her. Never had any problems with the Orpington hens and him. Help ?