Originally Posted by chickiecakes
I have a 5x10 chicken tractor that has a coop with run that my hurt chicken is in all doctored up and getting rest to heal. I will switch her out and put the rooster in there for a few week as You both suggested. Do you know about what age they start to settle down a bit? I know I read on one post they go through a sort of raging hormones phase but I didn't see when that would begin to slow down or stop. Any ideas?
Thank you both for the response.
It's really hard to say how long it will take for him to settle down, if he ever does.
You kind of have to be flexible, observant, and creative when chicken juggling.
Separate them for a few weeks, then try to let him back out and see what happens.....
......if he misbehaves, lock him back up and try again in a few more weeks.
I'd separate them soonest, the hurt hen may get some trouble when you put her back in with the others.
How long has she been gone from flock?
It can only take a few days for the others to possibly regard her as a stranger when she rejoins the flock.