When is the ROOSTER safe with all these girls?? *PIC HEAVY*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ILoveJoe, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When can Hoss be safely introduced to the girls? Are the girls to young to have Hoss around? Will he try to breed them even that young? He is probably 2 years or older.

    Today is day three for the 6 week old girls to be out in the coop and small enclosed run, there are 21 of them.

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    The rooster Hoss, who still lives in the backyard in a hutch stopped by last night on his way to the tree.

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    The conversation seemed amiable enough.

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    These girls stay up way LATER then this old man, you can see Hoss toodling off on his way to the tree:

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  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    If it were my flock of cute little girls, I'd let them enjoy their peaceful innocence for several more weeks. Hoss can wait!
     
  3. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
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    I agree with Buff.

    BTW, the picture with Hoss walking by the barn with a kittly up in the opening is way cute. Hoss is a good-looking dude.
     
  4. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So will roosters try to breed chicks that young?

    Thanks AllChookUp, a few of the girls really seemed to think so too.
     
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Yes he will try and mate. I would wait for a few more weeks. They are still young.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes it is... it's postcard perfect!
     
  7. Chicky Joy

    Chicky Joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics!

    It's so funny how the younger ones don't retire for the evening as early as the older ones. Seems like our hens go to bed earlier and earlier as they get older.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hoss is just beautiful and your girls are very pretty. I love you pics looks like something you would only see in a book.
     
  9. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes it is... it's postcard perfect!

    Here you go, a little touch-up and it's ready for Hallmark!

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  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    Hoss, is very handsome!!! What breed is he? You have some very cute chicks!! What camera did you use to take your pictures?
     

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