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Will my Roo hurt the male chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jengro65, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2011
    Morgantown, WV
    My Rooster is about 7 months old. He fathered the 7 chicks I have now. The chicks will be 4 weeks old in a couple days. They are still with Mama and I integrated them with the rest of the flock at 2 weeks old. I'm not sure how many boys I have yet and I'm wondering if Dad will become dangerous to them once my broody is done being Mother.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    When they mature there will probably be fighting as they start breeding the hens in the flock.

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