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Aggressive Rooster to two of my hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoMamaChicken, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. JoMamaChicken

    JoMamaChicken New Egg

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    I have a Rooster and he has been mating with one out of the three hens I have. With the other two he is very aggressive that one of the hens ends up hiding in the coop all day. He plucks her feathers and the front of her face. The two hens he has been aggressive to aren't laying any eggs. :(
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Vancouver Island!

    You may want to either add a few more hens to balance out the ratio (usually 8-10 hens per rooster) or find a gentler rooster. There are always many roosters being re-homed so don't keep a mean one!

    For now I would separate him from the girls and give them a break.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Doesn't sound as if he has the makings of a flock leader. He is stressing the hens out. That may be why they are not laying. I would put him in the freezer. You may want to remove him from the flock until the hens start laying and then check on his behavior.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on sourland's advice, there is no reason to keep a rooster like that.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! X3 what sourland said. Separate or remove the roo. There are too many nice roosters out there to keep one that is being a problem. Are you sure the other three chickens you have are hens?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Aggressive roosters end up in "freezer camp," or the soup pot. There are too many worthwhile roosters begging for homes to keep a bad one. In the Buy,sell,trade forum you will find many ads offering low priced beautiful roosters- many people are not zoned to permit roosters. It's a buyers market.
     

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