Rooster with no toes
Fletcher was a rescue who lost all his toes to frostbite. He is an adult and a very nice, calm rooster. He also has a limp, seems to be permanent. Someone gave use 2 black rock chicks couple wks old (still has fuzz). I pray they are hens and not roos, if they are roos obviously I will not be able to put them in with Fletcher.
1. When will I be able to put the chicks in with him? They are housed in the dog kennel with coop right next to him so he sees them everyday and does show some interest.
2. When will I know they are hens or roos?
3. Assuming they are hens, will the hens pick on him seeing he can not protect himself. You have to see him with the chipmucks and mice, he stands off to the side while they eat his food we are always running in to chase them away, he is so grateful and runs for his food. It's very sad.
I read your meet and greet which was full of information.
Oh this may sound ridiculous but do roos have to have claws to hang to the hen in order to mate?
I would love to post a picture of Fletcher and his toes but don't know how.