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Black Copper Maran trying to set her eggs

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Black Copper Maran trying to set her eggs, but the big rooster seems to be bothering her.

 

They are in a pen by themselves and I wanted to see if she would set on eggs--which she is doing--. It seems the rooster which is "BIG!!" is trying to still mate her in the evening. Note: they have never gone a perch juct stay on the ground.

 

Any suggestions...

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Take the rooster away and put him in a separate pen so that he can not bother the hen and potentially break the eggs.

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Take the rooster away and put him in a separate pen so that he can not bother the hen and potentially break the eggs.

Only pen I have is away from the rest of my flock..like out a site

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Can you just put him back with the flock?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Can you just put him back with the flock?

No, the other roosters attack him although he is twice their size; he ain't no fighter

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Originally Posted by sourland View Post
 

Take the rooster away and put him in a separate pen so that he can not bother the hen and potentially break the eggs.

Only pen I have is away from the rest of my flock..like out a site

 

 

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Can you just put him back with the flock?

No, the other roosters attack him although he is twice their size; he ain't no fighter

Sounds like maybe you need more pens?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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