pushy BR girls are starving my bantam roo :/

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yanna, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Yanna

    Yanna Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Hi there,

    I'm new to chickens and things have gone pretty smoothly up until now.

    My 8-week-old EE bantam rooster is smaller than the EE pullet I brought him home with. This is because the trio of BR pullets (about 6 weeks old) are big and pushy and don't mind shoving him out of the way at the feeder or snatching food right out of his beak when I give them greens. I take him out of their temporary house (a big bunny hutch) and give him extra attention but he is little and a bit skinny and I'm concerned.

    They're all camping out in the hutch for another few weeks until we move into our new house and I can frame a coop into the garage, so separating them isn't really an option. I'm so irritated by the pushiness of the BR in general that I'm tempted to just find them a new home and get an Australorp and a couple of full size EE hens instead.

    I'm an urban chicken keeper so the disposition of our tiny chicken flock matters as we live in close quarters - if anyone has any thoughts about BR or how to help my rooster, I'd be most appreciative.


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