2 questions-red rooster legs and mean hen picking on two pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KTruxillo, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. KTruxillo

    KTruxillo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR roo who recently has developed interesting leg colors, they are turning a bright shade of red, he's about 6-8 months old. He doesn't seem to have anything else going on, no mites or scaling, he's eating fine and doing his thing like normal. Just these bright red legs. Any ideas? And I have a mean hen who has decided to start picking on an EE pullet and a Brahma pullet, to the point where the poor sweet Brahma has no tail feathers and the EE is missing some feathers on her behind. [​IMG] Any ideas on how to fix this before mean hen takes a swim in my stew pot?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The red coloring in your cockerels legs is indicative of his rising testosterone levels and approaching maturity. Remove the aggressive hen from the flock for 2 weeks. Reintroduce her after this 'time out', and if her behavior does not improve cull her or isolate her.
     

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