In the Brooder
- Sep 26, 2012
I am a new chicken owner. I have a 6mth old RIR that I've raised from a chick. I went to a chicken auction a little over a mth ago to get a few hens as companions when my Barred Rock hen died. He is mating with the Splash Orphington now. Question is, I also bought 4 babies that I think were just identified as D'uccles - 2 roos and 2 hens. I would like to keep all of them, but I didn't know how the roos will act when older. Will the RIR fight the D's or vs/vs? I have but one coop - fairly large area with running pen all enclosed together. My husband would have nothing to do with building anything else - he's not really fond of my new found passion. I don't know if I should look for a home for the roos while they're babies as I'm becoming attached and my RIR is a momma's roo, too! Any tips or ideas out there?