Pullett avoiding roos

magikchick

~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~
12 Years
Apr 21, 2007
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I have this big goofy cochin pullet, she's about 5 months old. Well she disapeared and I thought that something had gotten her. Yesterday I was looking under the coop and lo and behold there she was. I guess she was trying to avoid the roos who have been after her non stop. She was a bit on the thin side and very thirsty.

I put in with the 12 week old cochins and she seems to be fine now. I guess I need to pair her up with one of the roos?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Do you have too many roos for the number of hens?
I'd leave her with the 12 week olds until she gets a little more mature. Then if you have a good roo to hen ratio she should be fine. My girls have learned to come into the fenced yard when they want a break from my roo. He's too big to squeeze thru the opening that the girls can. I only have one roo to 14 hens, so the girls aren't getting worn out.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
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They may also be starving her out so it's best to put her with the 12 week olds for awhile. Extra feeders and waterers will also help. I would not place her with 1 rooster either.
 

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