What to do with lonely Belgian Booted Bantam?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by henry19952, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. henry19952

    henry19952 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 2 mille fleur Belgian Booted bantam hens, and one was killed yesterday. So one is still in the pen by herself. I have another pen of 10 buff orpingtons.

    Choice 1- Integrate them all. But will the BO's pick on her? And will she have no 'friends'? Oh, and the BO's are on grower feed, and the bantam is on layer pellets. What about food if I combined them?

    Choice 2- Find a new home for the bantam.

    Choice 3- Cornish hen for supper.
     
  2. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try and find a new home, or some new bantams.

    and next time keep minimum of three birds together, that way you won't have this problem again.
     
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happned to me over the summer, had one roo and one hen, belgian quails, fox got the pullet and now the roo is lonely
    I loved him, he was my favorite, but a friend of mine took him in and he's muchbetter off
     
  4. henry19952

    henry19952 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I did!

    I originally had 3 hens and a roo.

    A couple months ago, a hen and the roo were killed.

    Yesterday another hen was killed.

    I am no longer letting my birds free range [​IMG]
     
  5. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's sad. It's happened to me too, I lost more than 20 birds last year to a fox

    Improved security hopefully it'll be ok this year
     

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