Roosters

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Krabbykids, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Krabbykids

    Krabbykids New Egg

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    I have three roosters that won't let the hens eat when they come off the roost. They are only thinking of one thing. The only ideas I have is to put them into our rabbit cages. Is it bad for them? Or anyone have any ideas what to do with them
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they roosters or cockerel's? I had the same problem with my cockerel a month ago. He would hog the feeders but he eventually grew out of it.
     
  3. Krabbykids

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    Roosters.. they are very outgoing on breding... it's really bad. The hens don't want to come down cuz of them.
     
  4. Krabbykids

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    I don't want to get rid of them. I need new babies this spring but I don't my hens to not eat.. and my coop isn't that big
     
  5. Flock Master64

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    How big is there run and how many feeders do you have?
     
  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe you can seperate the roosters and hens for a while and only have one rooster in at a time to do his thing.
     
  7. Krabbykids

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    8x12... I usually don't let me out cuz it's so cold. I figure I could put them in a rabbit cage and only put one out.. but I don't know if it would hurt them being cooped up
     
  8. Krabbykids

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    Sorry my phone service isn't very good..
     
  9. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think it would hurt them as long as they have some wiggle room
     
  10. Krabbykids

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    We have four feeders.. and 8 nipples... as soon as the jump down all three go crazy.. my husband thought of trying to pen them with a feeder and water
     

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