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Silkie roo was attacked...Now what

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cakemuggle, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. cakemuggle

    cakemuggle In the Brooder

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    A co-worker gave my hubby a silkie roo a week before Christmas. I put him in with my 6 hens that are almost 1yr. old (red sex link, RIR, buff Orpington, 2 barred rocks, Isa brown). He was fine at first but now has been attacked twice. He's now in a small heated coop alone. I worry about him getting lonely. Trying to find a couple of silkie hens but it's taking awhile. Any suggestions on what to do next?
     

  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Songster

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    I would leave them to it, unless they draw blood/ he gets badly injured- it's just the chickens working out a pecking order. You could gradually introduce them to each other, letting them see each other through a fence, until they get to know each other. I've also heard that sneaking a new chicken into the coop at night (in the dark) works well.

    Good luck.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is he?

    How much space do your birds have?

    Be more specific on "attacked". Injuries, or just harassing?
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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