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Need help!!! Not sure what to do about my Roo and hen!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sillychicks123, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. sillychicks123

    sillychicks123 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2013
    So, I have four chickens, (3 polish and 1 silkie) and they are 8 weeks old now. Im almost 100% sure that one of my polish is a Rooster, which Im very sad about. The only thing is, is that I cant keep him, so I'm going to have to re-home him. The problem is though, is that he, and one of my other polish hens are best friends. They are literally in separable! All day everyday they follow each other around the coop and sun bathe together. If I take away one of them, the other will freak out and squawk to the other one and wont calm down until I bring the other one back. I am having trouble deciding wether or not to give them both away together, because I would be heart broken if i separated them. Should I? Im sorry if this isn't a very good question, I'm just having a lot of trouble trying to decide what to do. What do you think? What is the right thing to do? I would feel better about keeping one and giving the other one away if the hen would have been better friends with the other two chickens, but she will only hang out with Ian (the roo). Any thoughts??? I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but I cant help myself, I'm an animal lover and I just get so attached to all my animals.[​IMG][​IMG]


    [​IMG]The first two pics are of my possibly Roo. The last pic is of my hen who adores my Roo, and my Roo adores her. PLEASE HELP ME

  2. Oh dear, so sorry!!! They are obviously bonded. This is your decision and only you can make it. We can all give you our point of view, but it really boils down to you and it sounds like you already know what the right decision is for the two of them.

    Big hugs [​IMG]and here's hoping that it's not a roo

    You can always wait till "he" crows, as the bond between them will not change...then you will know 100% that it is a HE, maybe have a buyer or someone you know lined up ahead of the maybe crow, incase?...not an easy decision at all!!!!
  3. Oh I wanted to say and forgot as it is late, beautiful birds!!!! I don't know the breed at all, but they are gorgeous!!!!
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

    Jul 22, 2013
    Tough decision [​IMG]Best of luck!
  5. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Songster

    Apr 16, 2013
    Canyon Texas
    You are correct on your suspicions on him being a rooster. Now as far as separating or sending them to a new home together that is completely up to you. I know what you mean I have a pair of cochins that if I bring one in to do a checkup on the other freaks and vice versa I wish I could offer you more advice,best of luck.

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