3 month old rooster won't leave hens out of the hen house

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sing2songs, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Sing2songs

    Sing2songs Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my chickens are 3 months old. For the past week our rooster won't leave the hens out of the hen house. We did catch a small skunk in the area this morning. What would cause the rooster to keep them in. Possibly another critter in the area? Just being bossy? These are my first chickens and not sure what to make of it. I don't know if I should put him in his own area for the day or what. Any suggestions or knowledge on this subject?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps he was doing his job and being protective. Skunks can kill chickens.
     

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