One Hen w/ One Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by norcal, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. norcal

    norcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The plan is to separate my feather puller from the flock before I introduce my 3 new hens. I have 4 roos (currently free-ranging), and would like to keep one. Can I put the feather puller w/ one rooster in my other coop??? Or would he just wear her down?

    I know I could try, just thought I'd ask to see if anyone has done this.....

    Thanks,
    NorCal
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He might; I haven't tried it. On the other hand, she may just be getting what she deserves. Worth a try, I guess.
     
  3. norcal

    norcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right.

    No one else has an inkling or experience?
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    It will depend on the chickens. I've had roo's that were penned with only one or two hens, and were perfect gentlemen. Everybody had their feathers, and all of the eggs seemed to be fertile. On the flipside, he may end up bald!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Depends on the rooster. Give it a try, and if it doesn't work remove him.
     
  6. norcal

    norcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a plan. We're going to be shuffling between coops this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. [​IMG]
     

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