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My roo is lonely....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Teresaann24, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    He is awful lonely I had to move him once my hen hatched her eggs. He is in a pen by himself because I didnt have anyone his age to place with him. He just does not seem happy. I have searched for him an adult silkie hen with no luck.

    What i was wondering My aunts close friend has some adult game/banty Chickens who says she has a real friendly hen that would keep him company. I don't want mixing likes this because spring I wanted to sell my chicks/eggs.

    But I got to thinking There penned alone thats the only mixing there would be what would a silkie X game/banty chicks/chickens look like. Anyone have any pictures or any thoughts about this and also would it be ok to get a game hen to go with my silkie roo to keep him company this winter?
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Why will he need the look a like all winter? He should be able to go back with the mother hen and chicks by then. I never take the roos away from the hens and chicks, he is what keeps them save as the venture out into the yard.
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    You could get another rooster to keep your roo company, then again if they don't get along you'll have 2 lonely roos. I have 2 roosters who live together and free range during the day, they are best of pals.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:I can't allow my chickens to free range due to dogs all over the place. Would love to but thats a dream!

    I kept him with my hen and chicks lasttime and he stepped on one chick and broke the chicks foot. So this time I removed him because I didnt want the same thing to happen. Thats true he dosen't need a look alike to keep from being lonely this winter.
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:I have 3 chicks in the cage next to him there about 4 and half months old they are only seperated by chicken wire. I am afraid to add them together due to they are so much younger then him.

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