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So Im getting a rooster and 1 hen today.. advice please.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smom1976, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I am not sure how to do this..

    I know the person that I am getting them from and he has good hens.. I am going to de the place/birds soon too..

    But I really dont have a place for them.. I have a big dog crate that I was going to put them in but it is 4 birds and I dont think it is that big..

    Can I throw them all in together??

    Some one help..
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    put them in the crate with shavings, water and feed and look them over very well. Make certain they are healthy before you expose your birds to them.... also look your birds over... I've seen the opposite happen... you have as sick bird, your other birds seem to be immune and then the new birds get sick and die.
     
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Ok so it is only going to be one hen and one rooster..


    I am so nervous.


    I have never had a rooster. Ever.. I wont put up with junk tho..

    I have been the rooster of my flock since they were little.. I am thinking of incubating the eggs..

    anyone know how long it takes to get fertle eggs?

    MY DH is on his way to get them now..

    We have a crate set up in the pen and will keep the two of them in the pen for a few days or so.. I will take pics as soon as they get here..
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Ok so We just put them in the kennel.. they are tiny!!!

    And they do look like mut chickens.. I think I might order a cochin roo...

    I will have to take a picure..

    ok went out an took pictures..

    I will post them later..

    have to go run errands..
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Please do a 4-5 week quarantine. Sometimes it takes that long for something nasty to show up. They shouldn't breathe the same air at all during that time, nor have antibiotics given.
     
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should get more chickens than that... unless you already have a flock. They get lonely very easily without any chickie friends.
     
  7. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I already have 13..
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:If you don't quarantine them you risk loosing your entire flock to illness.
     

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