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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:31 am 
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Recently I have purchased a Rooster but I don't want babies all the time. Do I have to seperate him or are there other methods I can use . I bought him with a trio of hens of which he is very attached too and isn't happy about being seperated. I'm worried he could do himself an injury which would be a shame as he is very gorgeous and a real gentleman. :roll:


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just dont incubate the eggs or let the hens go broody. he will still do his job but if you dont let the eggs get incubated by collecting them every day than you wont get any chicks.
wat type of injury are you refering to?
it is highly unlikely that he will injuer himself on the job.
but make sure his spurs are short and not sharp so thathe does not injure the hens.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:20 pm 
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I'm worried he will impail himself on the fence as he tries to push through holes that are too small for him . The gaps often contain bits of wire Iv'e used to mend the fence as it's made of recyled bits of wire I've scavenage off other people. I try to make them safe as possible but it worries me. Thanks for the tip I'll just have to keep an eye out if hens go broody. Is a fertile egg edible as I'vm new to this Rosster thing?? will anyonh notice if there scrambled or should I feed them to the dogs??


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fertile eggs are definitely edible nothing wrong with eating them. some people dont like to but than some peple are also very fussy with everything they eat.
if you really want to keep him away from the hens than get some iron or wood or somethin to put along the fence to block out the hens from his veiw. tarps would be another option also . ive also used old feedbag before but these seem to shred and get tangled up in their legs.
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BixBix..just put him back in with his hens...as you said he is attached to them...as the others have said you will not get baby chicks if you just collect the eggs...don't let the hens sit on any...and no chicks..
He will damage himself on the wire..sounds like he is very distressed...I would just put him back in with his lady friends..
Looloo :)


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makes sure u trim spurs so that he doesnt harm hens when his on the job.
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Unincubated fertile eggs are virtually indistinguishable from non fertile eggs.


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