removed baby roos... question about new dynamics

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CAmamateacher, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. CAmamateacher

    CAmamateacher In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2013
    I bought 6 baby chicks about a month ago. It turned out three were roosters. I re-homed the boys and now the hens won't come out of their coop into their run. The boys always led the way. Do I/should I do anything? Just let them take their time readjusting? Just curious. Their coop is roomy, so it's not too big of a deal. I just feel kinda bad for them, like their protectors are gone and the girls are thrown off. They are 8 weeks old.

    Thanks in advance. New to the chicken world... sorry if this is a silly question.
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If they were coming out before they will again without the cockerels leading them. Its just a matter of deciding who takes the lead, and that can take some time.

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