need to know about roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cami, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    i just got a silky roo that is 6 weeks old.
    i have 6 chickens. 2 BO 2 silkies and 1aracoa.
    i need to know all i can about my roo, how he will affect my chickens and how to raise chicks in the coop with mama
     
  2. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A big thing to watch out for is ragged or missing feathers on your hens, then you'll need saddles. Or you may need to remove his spur.

    My momma hen does pretty much all the chick raising work [​IMG] she makes sure that they eat and drink, teaches them how to dust-bathe and scratch for tasty things. She chases everyone else away if they get to close. [​IMG]
     
  3. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks and ill keep an eye out for that...im probably gunna trim his spurs anyways just to be safe
     
  4. my3chickens

    my3chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious also... do u trim them just like you would a dogs nails, have to watch out for the quick?
     
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Check out Rooster Spur Removal on YouTube...they have several videos showing a couple methods. You can take a look and see what you would be most comfortable with.
     
  6. my3chickens

    my3chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Lbrad7!! Luckily my 2 roosters are sweethearts so hopefully they won't put up too much of a fuss.
     

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