White Leghorns

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pulletchickens1, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. pulletchickens1

    pulletchickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well yesterday I got my first eggs from my 6 chickens. I found 2 eggs yesterday, 1 from my silkies and 1 from my leghorns. Today a friend of mine gave me a rooster. I didn't think anything about it and I added it to the flock. Is this going to slow the egg production down now or will it stay the same? The rooster is about 4 months old. As of now, the rooster is afraid of the hens and the hens actually chase the rooster. I dont know if things will smooth out and they will get along or what I may end up having to do. I actually feel bad for the rooster myself because sometimes they do actually peck him if they get him cornered . Any ideas?
     
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  2. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.unless they decide to hatch.But that's not go0nna happen until a few months.
     
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    Will they eventually all get along? Its pretty bad. The hens don't even allow him in the run for even a minute. He spent just about all of the day in the coop.
     
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  4. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.Soon thin gs will be better.How old is he?
     
  5. pulletchickens1

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    4 months. The guy I got him from said he can only crow a half of a crow. He never tried crowing today, lol.
     
  6. troy4

    troy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not defending his self?
     
  7. pulletchickens1

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    No. Good thing though, they all went to sleep together in the coop tonight. Guess it might take some time.
     

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