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Neighboring Rooster help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sdm99w, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. sdm99w

    sdm99w New Egg

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    Good morning all! This morning I woke up and went to let my hens out and found a Rooster in my Chicken Run. I do not know how he got there or who he belongs too. I am not sure if I should keep him or try to find its owner. I would like info on having a rooster and mating with my hens. It is a totally different breed then from any of mine, so I'm nor sure what kind of chicks I would get from him or if they would even mate. Any help would be great, I'm not on much yet would take all help possible.

    Thanks
    Sdm99w
     
  2. Whoops

    Whoops Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would double check your run. If he could in there on his own, then I would be concerned about what else could get in there. If he had help, well, I would still be a little concerned about whoever was messing with your chickens.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Chickens can carry diseases to your flock so I'd quarantine him for a month if you are going to keep him. Also I'd dust him for mites/lice with Poultry Dust and deworm him (repeating the dusting at 7 and 14 days and repeating the deworming also).

    Any breed rooster can mate with any breed hen...just worry about the extra large roosters killing the very tiny hens from the weight of him. You will get a cross breed, which is just fine!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  4. sdm99w

    sdm99w New Egg

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    I am not sure if he flew in or someone put him in there. His wings are not clipped so he can fly, but I do hear Roosters at a neighbors house, so I guess he could have made his way over. Im gonna ask my neighbors, but thank you about the dusting, also its time for me to worm my chickens anyway.
     
  5. SuburbSpurs

    SuburbSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I suspect shenanigans! Someone who doesn't want a rooster and saw that you had hens and thought... maybe if I leave him he will be better off?
     

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