Pics of my hens hatching, will dads be a problem ?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, May 24, 2010.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi these are some of my hens hatching, a yellow and two reds.

    One red was alone until another jumped in beside her.
    My question is the cock of the yellow is in with her and the reds have there lad in with them also.
    Will the cocks attack the chicks.
    I have never seen them at the hens while they are sitting.
    So far so good.
    Will i have to remove them or take chicks from mothers or leave them all be.

    Cheers


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  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What great pictures. I hope that you have a great hatch.
     
  3. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two came out yesterday.

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  4. Reeves

    Reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    You should be fine. But keep a sharp eye on them to start with. The males should help raise them.

    Keep in mind the chicks will be able to go through any 1" hole like it isn't there.

    Also, the food I can see there is way too course for chicks. You need a gamebird starter (or Turkey starter) crumble in there asap.
     
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  5. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's awesome! Never thought pheasants really wanted to raise young. This is great!
     
  6. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi thanks

    Its gamebird starter by connellysredmills.ie its actually smaller than the normal chick starter.
    They cleared it up anyway and i gave them some boiled egg also.
    I went in to check on them and the yellow surrogate mother came at me huffing and puffing trying to protect them.
    The one inch wire is only behind the timber shelter.
    The open part of pen is half inch wire and the roof has half inch netting for now thrown over the larger netting.
     
  7. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they act like broody chicken hens? (with the broody clucking noise and their feathers puffed up)
     
  8. Reeves

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    Quote:They can be more rabid/junk yard dog mean, than chickens [​IMG]
     
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  9. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes she done both of these, wings all puffed out etc. Pecking on the hand when to close
     
  10. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you force the hens to sit, or did they do it on their own. Mine just drop eggs whereever, and never sit. I'd like to have them sit on their own eggs just to see if they would. They have slowed down on laying, so now might be a good time to make a nest box, and see if they will sit. Thanks
     

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