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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ranger Daryl, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Ranger Daryl

    Ranger Daryl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am a new member with a new backyard flock. I was given 4 hens and a rooster last week. I believe they are RIRs they are approximately 5 months old. I originally was supposed to get two laying hens to lay while my trio of BCMs in the brooder grow up some. I have to find something to do with the rooster; while I don't live in town, I do live in a subdivision where neighbors might not appreciate the noise. These are not my first chickens, I raised a barred rock rooster and him when I was 8 in 4H.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you can find a good home for your rooster.
     
  3. Ranger Daryl

    Ranger Daryl Out Of The Brooder

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    Truth be told he's not the smartest crayon in the box. All the hens come in the hen house at night but he stays out in the yard. He hasn't figured out the roosting pole either. When I put him in the house he jumps up on the pole and then falls right off. Then his favorite hen will jump down and sleep beside him.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck rehoming your roo, young ones sometimes do seem to be behind the learning curve, even for a chicken. Craigslist, flyers at the feed store, and 4-H clubs if showable are are potential places to re-home roos.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Aw the hen flies down to be with him. Can you really break up a relationship like that? Do you think he sees okay? Maybe that's why he falls off the roost. Maybe he won't be a loud crower.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Farmboy1200

    Farmboy1200 Out Of The Brooder

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  9. chickie farmer

    chickie farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    instead of a pole, have you tried a 2x4? It is more flat and easier to hold ones balance. be sure there are no slivers to hurt it's feet. Maybe he can't hold on to the round pole and that is why he is falling off. Good luck,
     

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