pushy BR girls are starving my bantam roo :/

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

  1. Yanna

    Yanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Thanks!
     

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