- Aug 30, 2013
I bought 6 chicks in march from my local feed store. I ended up with 5 RIR hens and 1 standard blue Cochin....my baby . I also inherited a white rock hen and a black sex link roo from my dad. They're all about the same age as they were all "Easter" chicks. So far everyone's been happy until now. I started noticing my Cochin was always late coming off his roost.....like 10:00 late, and was always the 1st one to head in to the coop to roost at night. I'm pretty sure that today he never came off his perch. My mom noticed him there at 10 and then again at 12. When I came home from work at 6:30 he was still in the coop on the roost. I picked him up and put him in the run with the others. He headed straight for their food and chowed down. Poor baby was starving. But almost immediately the other rooster came running, flapping his wings and ran him off. Normal...I thought to myself. But then the hens starting violently pecking him. One even went so far as to roll him over on the ground. He eventually escaped them under the coop. At dark, he waited for everyone to roost, then went on in also. Advice on saving my baby???? Please!!!!