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ROOS AND HENS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Newcountrygirl2, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Newcountrygirl2

    Newcountrygirl2 Hatching

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    Hello everyone My name is Jessica and i am new to having chickens. I got 6 chicks and two I believe are roosters and that leaves 4 hens. Ive asked around and they said the ratio is just not right. That the females will be over used i guess you can say. One male is a Golden Braekel and the other is a olandsk dwarf. Both beautiful birds that i really want to keep but i also dont want my hens to loose there feathers and get beat up.


    What are some solutions for my situation?
     
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Songster

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    Get more hens would be one way, saddles can work to help lessen feather damage but it doesn't help the stress that your girls will feel
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road Premium Member 8 Years

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    Or, you can house them separately. Roosters do just fine in a bachelor pen.
     
  4. Newcountrygirl2

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    The only extra thing i have is a rabbit hutch world that work or it it too small
     

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