Newbie from Washington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by robinbond, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. robinbond

    robinbond In the Brooder

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    I am so excited to get my first egg/s. I have a total of 19 chickens, one is a Cochin rooster and 1 in an Ameraucana with a scissor beak. I purchased day/s old chicks on April 16th and my Plymouth Rocks are maturing very quick. I was wondering if it is healthy for the rooster to be in hen house and chicken run with the hens all of the time? My rooster has just become very protective of his hens while we are in the hen house and he has been real mean. What to do?[​IMG]
     
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    [​IMG] From Maine, I also have barred rocks and am waiting i still have a month to go before eggs, I have a rooster with mine, in coop and in run...and no problems..
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Welcome from Eatonville Wa. Sounds like you are hooked on birds like the ret of us.
     
  4. SilkiesAndSuch

    SilkiesAndSuch Silkie Daddy

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  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina/fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Chevis

    Chevis Songster

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    Howdy from Missouri!! Your chickens should b fine, but when he starts attacking u thats when its a problem!
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hello robinbond! [​IMG] from Tucson, AZ. Ask your question about your mean roo in the Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying section of the forum. Many will offer advice on what to do.
     
  8. Chevis

    Chevis Songster

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    Quote:Very True... Everyone is a great help!![​IMG]
     
  9. robinbond

    robinbond In the Brooder

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    I got my first egg from my 18 week old Plymouth Rock on August 20th and I got a first egg from one of leghorns at 18.5 weeks old on August 23rd. There have been about 4 shell-less eggs in between these dates. I am so excited and can't wait to get out to the coop to check for eggs every morning, mid morning, noon, afternoon, evening. I am sooo chicken obsessed. I never thought I would love raising chickens this much.
     
  10. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

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    [​IMG] from ct
     

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