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Old 02-13-2018, 08:59 AM
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Re: What's The Best Strategy To Manage Males And Females Without Breeding?

I don't have an answer for you because I think it will depend.

  • Should I be not letting them out together? I would let them out together. They love their flock and the playing together is good for them. But that is the way I think.
  • Or am I just to intervene when they are attempting to be 'physical'? I wouldn't intervene. Again, it is part of playing and being in the flock. But that is the way I think.
  • Or do I let them mate and not worry about Bella laying eggs (she has nowhere they can go other than through the bottom of the cage grill.) It is part of nature. I wouldn't worry about the eggs unless she started laying more than 2-3 times a year. But that is the way I think.
  • Or should I give her a nesting spot and switch her eggs out for fakes? My first Ekkie (she died last June) didn't lay eggs as long as she didn't have her hut or a nest. She shared the cage with a male Ekkie until he became aggressive and started stressing her out. Just keep an eye on them. You will know what to do when the time comes.
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