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Why does my rooster keep beating up my hen

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i have game cock and i think hes a mclean hatch. i put him in new big pen with a hen who is also a game chicken. the problem is every time she gets close to the rooster he kicks her and its weird to me because he didn't use to do this to her. any help would be greatly appreciated thank you all

owner of 1 Mclean cock, 1  1/2 Gavilan hatch 1/2 sid taylor stag, 1 1/3 kelso 1/3 spanish 1/3pumkin hen, 1 1/2 brownred 1/2 sid taylor pullet, 2 sid taylor stags, 1 buff Orp. 1 arcana hen, 2 pearl white leg horns, 3 mixed breed banty roos, 3 RIR hens, 1 cat, 1 dog
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owner of 1 Mclean cock, 1  1/2 Gavilan hatch 1/2 sid taylor stag, 1 1/3 kelso 1/3 spanish 1/3pumkin hen, 1 1/2 brownred 1/2 sid taylor pullet, 2 sid taylor stags, 1 buff Orp. 1 arcana hen, 2 pearl white leg horns, 3 mixed breed banty roos, 3 RIR hens, 1 cat, 1 dog
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welcome-byc

Welcome to BYC!!  You will find LOTS of help here!!

How long have you had these two chickens?  Were they getting along before??

Cindy

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Game chickens are notorious for fighting,  almost from the very point of hatching.    Good luck.

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Maybe he wants another hen.

4 white hens, 1 blue Andalusian hen, my old turkey hen, 2 australorp hens, 3 buff orp hens, 2 RIR hens, 1 black Sumatra hen, too many game hens, and 8 guinea fowl plus many many fish and shrimp.
A video of my flock

Flock eating a treat

My Cherry Shrimp
The chicken is no less complex than man :)

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4 white hens, 1 blue Andalusian hen, my old turkey hen, 2 australorp hens, 3 buff orp hens, 2 RIR hens, 1 black Sumatra hen, too many game hens, and 8 guinea fowl plus many many fish and shrimp.
A video of my flock

Flock eating a treat

My Cherry Shrimp
The chicken is no less complex than man :)

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#1California Chick :

welcome-byc

Welcome to BYC!!  You will find LOTS of help here!!

How long have you had these two chickens?  Were they getting along before??

Cindy


thank you. i've had him for 7 months and the hen for 6 months. they use to get along real good the hen would follow the rooster everywhere and would even mount her. but i noticed every time one of my banty rooster (the most dominant one) gets with in like 15ft of his pen and crows he get all mad.

owner of 1 Mclean cock, 1  1/2 Gavilan hatch 1/2 sid taylor stag, 1 1/3 kelso 1/3 spanish 1/3pumkin hen, 1 1/2 brownred 1/2 sid taylor pullet, 2 sid taylor stags, 1 buff Orp. 1 arcana hen, 2 pearl white leg horns, 3 mixed breed banty roos, 3 RIR hens, 1 cat, 1 dog
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owner of 1 Mclean cock, 1  1/2 Gavilan hatch 1/2 sid taylor stag, 1 1/3 kelso 1/3 spanish 1/3pumkin hen, 1 1/2 brownred 1/2 sid taylor pullet, 2 sid taylor stags, 1 buff Orp. 1 arcana hen, 2 pearl white leg horns, 3 mixed breed banty roos, 3 RIR hens, 1 cat, 1 dog
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welcome-byc

"Breeding Quality Rhode Island Red's and Black Sexlinks"
Mother to 19 chickens, 1 dog and 1 cat. 

Getting 1 to 3 eggs from my girls! Cannot wait to get off those nasty store eggs.

 

 

 

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"Breeding Quality Rhode Island Red's and Black Sexlinks"
Mother to 19 chickens, 1 dog and 1 cat. 

Getting 1 to 3 eggs from my girls! Cannot wait to get off those nasty store eggs.

 

 

 

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post #7 of 8

I am THOROUGHLY creeped out right now...

My dad's name is David...but we don't have any gamefowl??

I'm so scared....

Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in Largefowl. I also specialize in white Langshan Bantams!  


Check out my site! HERE! Or click the text above.

I am a WOMAN!!  Correction, THE woman!

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Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in Largefowl. I also specialize in white Langshan Bantams!  


Check out my site! HERE! Or click the text above.

I am a WOMAN!!  Correction, THE woman!

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post #8 of 8

Game chickens love to fight it is just natural to them. He probably wants to fight so bad that it is making him aggressive to the hen. My bantam roos would cause a lot of damage due to pen fighting so they got locked up too. I still have a few game chickens left and have rubber muffs (that cover the spurs so they don't kill each other). Sometimes my roos will get aggressive like that so I have to take out the muffs and let the chickens go for about 30seconds. The put them back up and they are fine. I know some will think this is cruel, but there is no: talking it out, punching bag, counseling, restraining order, telling them to stop fighting, etc. I am the keeper and it is my responsibility to keep the peace even if it means letting them be (what they are) animals, game chickens at that. I am the Referee and so I make sure they are supervised during such.  I have had to permanently separate new chicks at only a week old before do to aggression amongst stags. They would actually try to kill each other. So when someone says they are trained I have to highly disagree. Anyways....you could try to find something that looks like a rooster and let him take out his aggression that way. One year my local Walmart sold  lawn ornaments that look like chickens, but were made of hard plastic (so I had to be careful so mine would not break their spurs), but it worked great. The roosters actually though they won the fight. gig
You might could try separating him from his hen for a few days if nothing else. A rooster will kill a hen. I had one rooster that knocked this spurs off completely at a young age, he loved every hen we put him with and let them eat first and everything. But there was this one hen that would not let him top her and after about 4 days (all the while he let her have whatever she wanted) he decided enough was enough. I went outside the next morning and he had cracked her skull. It was upsetting. I kept him but was scared to try any more hens but later I did and it never happened again.  I can only guess that he figured that she would not let him pass on his genes so she was no use to him. hu


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