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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emsmith2481, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. emsmith2481

    emsmith2481 Hatching

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    Hi all,

    We have a small piece of property with a barn, horses etc. One of my teenage cousins' friends dropped a rooster at the barn. He had been fairly friendly, but recently had a run-in with a predator and is now not in the best mood. We had planned on getting some hens for him, but I am wondering if this will be ok since he seems to be getting grumpier over time. If I do get him hens, should I get him some peeps and keep them inside till they are big enough, or would he possibly be ok if I can find some grown hens (I am big on animal rescue)?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer!!
    EMS
     

  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] I don't know if it will make his mood better? I would go with rescued hens, as even at pullet age he could hurt them if he is grumpy...get your hens all at once so they will make a flock easier, if you add them one here one there then you have fighting. Hope I helped.
     
  3. Desert Rooster

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    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  6. flnatv

    flnatv Songster

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    I would go with grown hens...
     
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Welcome, and yea grown hens. He might bully young ones to much.. [​IMG]
     

  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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