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I have a light Brahma Rooster that keeps biting the hens in he neck and actually will have feather in his mouth. Why on earth would he start doing that. They actually scream!
Question why would the girls eat an egg?? Hubby saw them fighting over what looked like membrane??? Haven’t had this happen?
So one of our red sexed links we have been watching that seems to have matured later then the others laid her first. The color is wrong. Thoughts?
First off let me start off by apologizing for my ignorance and not vaccinating or deworming my chickens since I started raising them in April. I thought I was doing everything right and my chickens have always looked so good and healthy from what others have told me when they've seen them.
Here's my issue...
Today, all of our chickens are 16 weeks old. Depending on our chickens, they may start laying in two weeks or another month, we do not know.
However, Wigwam has been doing his nesting call a lot and showing the hens where to nest in the shavings of the coop. They mostly ignore him.
I am ordering nesting box mats today. They may come in a few days so I can prepare the nesting boxes. I also enjoy crafts so I may sew them some nesting box curtains.
Wigwam has not been harassing the hens at all, so far that I can tell. Every so often I will hear a little flapping/squawking commotion in the coop, but Atari and Wigwam like to roughhouse a lot for some reason, so that may be them.
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