roosters and hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lla3922, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. lla3922

    lla3922 In the Brooder

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    We are new chicken people. I got a straight run of polish chicks and a run of runner ducks. I now have 3 roosters and 4 hens plus 4 drakes with 5 hen ducks. I've been told this absolutely won't work. Can anyone give me suggestions.
     

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    appps Crowing

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    You really did get a 50/50 there didn't you lol

    Unfortunately, at least for the chickens you are going to need to rehome at least two of your roosters (unless you want to eat them)
    A lot of people advertise them in Craig's list etc.

    I don't know anything about ducks so not sure if they pair up or flock like chickens.
     
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    lla3922 In the Brooder

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    Thanks. All 3 think they are pets with certain entitlements. (meal worms, fresh peas, etc.) Guess I better start looking for homes
     
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    appps Crowing

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    Ours was the same. It took us a while but finally we found him a good home. Word of mouth got us somewhere so spread the word :)
     

  5. lla3922

    lla3922 In the Brooder

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    Did u have any problems while u were home hunting?
     

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