What to do now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bp10244, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Bp10244

    Bp10244 In the Brooder

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    I’m aware I need to rehome one of my cockerels because they’re overbreeding my poor little pullets, but I’m leaving for a mission trip in two days. The girls are starting to lose their feathers and they’re hiding and farting away from the cockerels. What should I do with the cockerel while I’m gone, since I can’t find a home for him??
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Broody Premium Member

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    Separate him from your pullets
     
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  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    If you could, maybe put him inside of one of those wire dog crates where he can still see the rest of the flock, but he won't be able to have access to the pullets.
     
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  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Free Ranging

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    Seperate him out into his own space.:)
    BTW...hiding and farting away from the cockerel. That made me laugh, thank you.:)
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I'd separate both (all?) of the cockerels for now and give the poor pullets a break.
     
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  6. Bp10244

    Bp10244 In the Brooder

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    Lol I’m glad, but it should have said running haha.
     
  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Free Ranging

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    I like the original better, the mental picture is hilarious! I can just see pullets zipping off to a secluded corner to break wind away from the fella.:gig
     
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