Roos are leaving - what to expect from hens???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollo Posada, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mount Airy, MD
    Hello everyone!

    I have three 4-month old cockerels that are going to a new home today. I will be keeping only hens. The 4 hens are used to hanging out and free ranging with these 3 cockerels. Obviously that is too many roos for 2 hens so some had to go. We are getting rid of all of them because of the noise/neighbors, etc.

    My question is this: should I expect any negative reactions from the hens? Will there be any transition effects that I should look out for or will they act like nothing happened?


  2. conroy

    conroy Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Our girls arefine... We had 3 roos and one by one we got rid of them, now we have noe. They freerange was well... One of my hens has started making a sort of honking noise... SInce the last cockerel left.. LOL I am not sure if she's trying to crow [​IMG] but egg production has not slowed at all.

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