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My Black Copper Marans roo is reaking havoc on my hens. He has been mounting them and tearing out all their feathers on their backs and  holes in their sides. What can I do to stop this?

post #2 of 6

Separate him from the hens or get rid of him.

...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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post #3 of 6
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Is there some way to make his spurs and claws less sharp? I know with cats they have glue on covers for their nails. Is there an option like this for chickens?

post #4 of 6
If he's that aggressive with them, is he really worth keeping around? How many hens do you have?
post #5 of 6

He will still tear up your hens even with his spurs trimmed.  There is a product for hens called a saddle that can help their back.  But with so much mating (serial raping) going on, the saddles could get displaced, and the hens will still be stressed from all the mating.  You need to separate him from the ones with the holes on their sides so they can heal. 

 

I only keep roosters that do not overmate and are good to the hens.

...what you know for sure that just ain't so...--Mark Twain;  is what harms future generations.--me
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post #6 of 6

He needs to find another place to live.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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