Red Goldens with Chicks

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by StewedMammal, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody red golden hen who has eggs due to hatch in a few days. She lives with a rooster (who are the chicks father), and I was wondering if the chicks and rooster will get along, or will I need to separate them?
     
  2. KikisGirls

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    Hopefully the momma will keep the others away from her chicks.
    You won't really know until it happens.
    Keeping a close eye on them is the best thing to do.
     
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  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They will usually raise them together,but keep an eye on them and make sure there are no holes in your pen.If there are holes the little buggers will find it and away they go.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  4. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: She hatched out 8 chicks, all of them have survived to this point! They are a little over 4 weeks old now. The rooster had no problems with them at all.
     
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  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice!Do you go to the Northeastern Avricultural Society(NAS)meeting in Westford,Ma?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  6. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not. I surprisingly have never heard of NAS before. Ill go check out their website!
     
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    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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  8. BaJa

    BaJa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's really neat that your hen hatched out chicks. my bobwhites do the same!
     
  9. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome! I used to have bobwhotes, but they never went broody unfortunately.
     
  10. BaJa

    BaJa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea, he sitting right now. last year his dad/mom raised 2 broods. they're dead, but he took over the job and is diligently sitting on his eggs. he's got one more week to go!
    (20-25 eggs!)
     
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