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Hi all, I have a small flock.   5 hens, 1 rooster, all BO.   Here is the new coop I built for them.


I need some help with my rooster, he has started going after just one of my hens that was injured.

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:welcome

 

Wow! That's a nice coop there. Looks like you have a great start to your flock!

 

On the rooster--try posting in the "Chicken Behaviors & Egglaying" section--they might be able to give advice on stopping that rooster from hurting the hen. However, I would also recommend checking out the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section, because I'm sure they'll give you some great advice on helping your hen get better for good.

 

Hope this helps! 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Nice coop and area for your flock! You will need to either separate out the rooter or the injured birds. Never let a rooster mate with a sick or injured bird. Could possibly kill the hen, depending on what she is suffering from. Let her heal first. I like to keep sick or injured birds within the flock as much as possible, with rehab in a cage within the flock so mixing them back in is easy. If the bird need to be separated for other certain reasons, I still bring them out into the flock once a day even for a few minutes so they don't forget her. Mixing in a bird that has been gone due to illness or sickness can be very hard on that bird.

 

Good luck with your flock and we do welcome you to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #4 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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:welcome

 

Nice coop.  BO's, one of the family favorites!  Good advice on where to check out the rooster problem...good luck!

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Roster behaviors are probably one of the top problems we get asked about. People who don't need fertile eggs for hatching, pretty much decide to live without one. The hens will continue to lay just as much many eggs albeit non fertile, and be much less stressed.

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