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Hi We hatched 4 beautiful chicks! They are 20 days old. We think Nando’s is Black Pekin Bantam Minnie is Black Mottled Pekin Bantam Nugget is Lavender Pekin Bantam Dipper is Lavender Pekin Bantam Are we right? And do you think any of them are roosters? Or Do we need to wait few more weeks to find out? 😊 Thank you so much 😊 Izabella
I've had my Pekin rooster for over a year now and since the very start he's been afraid of people. His brothers were more confident but he would always shy away when I approached him. This isn't too much of a problem I guess and people will say that it's better than having an aggressive rooster but I don't want him to fear me either. I've handled him in the past, I've attempted to feed him from my hand, he's even lived in our house for a short while as he recovered from an injured leg. I'm not really sure what I should do to get him to trust me. As this is the first rooster that I've kept long-term (in the past we've given them away to other people), I don't know a whole lot about their life stages. I have, however, seen people talk about roosters and their 'don't touch me' phases and things like that but I can never seem to find more information. Is this a phase? He's still quite young and he could grow out of being scared. If not, does anyone have any advice on how to make him more confident around people? Any discussion on this would be really appreciated!
Hello everyone, this is my first post to the forum! We're having a situation with our last chicken, a Bantam hen. We had more chickens last year but the last of them died to a fox, leaving her. She's always been a bit different, as she sleeps at the top of a tree and has always been somewhat solitary. During the summer, I spent more time feeding the chicken by hand. Holding her, making a fuss, etc! For a long while she was happy. Now, she's acting strange. Over the past few days, she's actively seeks to lay eggs and settle 'behind our sofa'! She makes a beeline straight indoors whenever the doors open, and when we shut her out, she kept pacing the garden and then staying right by the glass doors leading outside. As I write this she's laid two eggs behind the sofa, and she's nested on some newspapers I placed down so that we could collect any poo. Now I need to ask: Should I get a Hen or Rooster as company for her? Will that sort out any issues? Many thanks, Connor