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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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