Please Help :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Lately I had to get rid of my rooster [​IMG] Now my hens are not eating as much as they were before. Are they mourning? if so what can I do to help them get over it and start eating normally again? Thanks.
     
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  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    anybody?
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why'd you have to get rid of your roo?
    I'm sorry your ladies are having a hard time.
    I would guess it would take some time for them....just like when you introduce a new bird....taking one away problems requires some adjusting.
    I'm not sure though...I hope someone can help.
    Give your girls lots of treats (if you don't already)
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    They may well be sad. My hens have always adored my roo........

    (where is roo? [​IMG])

    JJ
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    a few days and they will be fine, give them some treats.
     
  6. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    Eating less could also be due to the heat or more free ranging (if you do that).
     
  7. Gersbud

    Gersbud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my first roo died, Rudy, my girls mourned for about 2 days. After that they started to eat like normal. I did try to intice them into eating my offering some cooked oatmeal with some frozen peas and carrots in it. They really liked that. Hope your girls start feeling better soon.
     

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