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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Off island chickens, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Off island chickens

    Off island chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need help from someone more experienced. I have 5 hens and 1 (not too fast) rooster with a limp. All get along pretty well socially but my rooster prefers two of the hens to the others. One hen likes his attention. One little easter egger hates it. One can stand up for herself. Two can run really fast. The little easter egger hides in the hen house and seldom never comes out without having to "pay her dues." She has no back feathers and can only come out to eat if roo is confined. I confine him for most of the day but wonder if there is not a better way to solve this problem for my little easter egger. Ideas?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. You can buy a chicken saddle/apron for your EE, it'll protect her back and sides. Seperating your rooster will only make him more determined to mate with your EE. It's normally recommended 1 rooster per 10 hens. Get some more hens.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  5. alabamayardbird

    alabamayardbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome
     
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. Off island chickens

    Off island chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many thanks, guys! Will look into the saddle and getting more hens is probably a good idea. Also wondering is it simply the nature of easter eggers to be docile?
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Indiana!!!![​IMG]
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes more girls will help. [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG]
     

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