Relocating roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FRENZY, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. FRENZY

    FRENZY Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a big beatiful RIR roo,that is very agressive but good
    to the hens.
    I need to get rid of him.
    my coworker said he will take him.
    he has six acres and three hens that he never feeds.
    They free range.
    My concern is if my Roo is used to getting food
    from me how well will he do on his own with 3 strange
    hens?
    This I know may sound silly,but I worry about
    his well being.
    Has any one ever relocated a roo before?
     
  2. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow.. i would LOVE to live someplace where you NEVER have to feed your chickens!!!??? where is THAT???
    i go through about 500 pounds of feed a month

    well i guess then hens will teach him,, or he will go hungry.. if he lives, he can pass on his genes to babies
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    UM... I think your coworker is unwise to NEVER FEED his birds... Whether they NEED to be fed is fine, but at least have SOME free-choice feed... That's a little strange. [​IMG]
     
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uummm..... yeah i was kinda joking....
    you should offer them,, SOMETHING!!!!!! a bowl full of lay crumble.. or toss out you leftovers from dinner... something
     
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  5. FRENZY

    FRENZY Out Of The Brooder

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    OK,my intuition was telling me that it doesent seem right.
    I told him that my rooster loves tomatoes.
    And that is when he said"Oh I dont feed my chickens"
    They fend for themselves.
    I could feel my heart rate elevate a bit.
    I can handle my agressive Roo,the problem
    is getting friends and relatives to tend to my flock
    when I am out of town.
    I will just have to deal with it.
    I love my chickens,they are my pets
    thank you for the replies.
    I am also going to ask this guy why he even
    has chickens,because he is certainly not raising them..
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens revert back to wild state very easily, especially those free ranged.
     
  7. Barn Maid Ann

    Barn Maid Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, mine free range, and my feed needs are much less in the summer, but I still offer them layer pellets.

    I have too many roos too. I would love to find a nice home for at least one in particular. He is THE one I wanted to keep, but alas, he is THE trouble maker.
    But I fear he will end up as someone's supper.
     

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