New additions.... and subtractions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jeronamo, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Jeronamo

    Jeronamo New Egg

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    I have 2 bantam hens and they hatched 5 chicks which are now about 12 weeks old. Unfortunately, it looks like I have only one pullet and 4 cockerals! Sadly, the cocks must go, but I am worried for the little remaining hen - she will get picked on by the 2 hens. Would it be okay to aquire another pullet from somewhere, so she has a friend - and I have one more layer, of course! Would this scenario go down smoothly? I am pretty new to the fickle ways of chooks...
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They are probably all acclimated to one another after 3 months,
    if they've been living together as one flock and not separated by wire.

    Do a test, remove the cockerels to a cage out of sight and sound from the rest and see what happens.
     
  3. Jeronamo

    Jeronamo New Egg

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    That sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the advice.
     

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