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My poor hens. I have 15. Their feathers are balding on their backs and so are their heads. My rooster mates every 3 minutes some days. He doesnt have favorites. One of my hens is so stressed she doesn't even come out for free range anymore and shes extremely flighty. Hes about 14 mos old. Will he ever calm down? Ive thought about rehoming him but who wants a rooster that's out of control?Are all roosters this way? Hes so friendly to people. But not his ladies hmm.png
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Not likely that he will settle down at this point. He is still acting like a 5 month old cockerel. Not all roosters are like that, in fact, most aren't. 

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

Not likely that he will settle down at this point. He is still acting like a 5 month old cockerel. Not all roosters are like that, in fact, most aren't. 

Do you think he needs more hens??
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no, he already has the optimal number of 'ladies'...

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More hens might further dilute his attentions, though I'm not sure if it would be a perfect solution. But hey, excuse to get more chickens, no? ;)

 

It sounds like he never developed good etiquette with the hens- bummer, as it sounds like he's so friendly to people. :( 

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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More hens might further dilute his attentions, though I'm not sure if it would be a perfect solution. But hey, excuse to get more chickens, no? ;)

 

It sounds like he never developed good etiquette with the hens- bummer, as it sounds like he's so friendly to people. :( 

He really is. He calls them over when there's food, always alerts them when something flys over... he really takes care of them-- it's just this one.thing.... :/

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It's good that he is also trying to take care of them...maybe you could try hen saddles as well? It might make things easier on the hens.

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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