aggressive rooster

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  1. liv4fun

    liv4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if correct place or not.

    i have a huge buff orpington rooster i just got and was trying to mate with some buff hens but he seems to want to mount them and pull feathers
    out of back of there neck so i took them out of the mating cage with him.

    will he end up calming down or should i not put the hens back in with him?

    any help would be grateful.

    thanks
     
  2. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like my roo, maby its normal???[​IMG]
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Roosters normally grab some neck feathers to steady themselves during breeding; some hold on a little harder than others, but it is not unusual for some feathers to be lost.
     
  4. liv4fun

    liv4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad to here its not abnormal.

    he is very nice rooster just very aggressive
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mating for a rooster means mounting and pulling feathers. Sounds like he was trying to do his job.
     
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A huge rooster has a lot more body mass to stabilize on top of a hen than a regular size rooster does. He probably grabs more forcefully because of that.
     
  7. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put him back and let them get busy they will evntually do it
     
  8. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he is a young rooster he will be more enthusiastic that an older one too. He will calm down in a few months.
     
  9. liv4fun

    liv4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help everyone. i think i will just put the hens back in with him
     
  10. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your hens have protectors?
     

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