Agressive young Rooster with younger hen--what's happening???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nicegirl40cheetos, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. nicegirl40cheetos

    nicegirl40cheetos Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster who was born June 8th this year. I have a set of eggs that were born about 6 weeks after that. My rooster this week has begun to be aggressive with one of the younger hens. What's happening? I had to separate the hen from the rooster because he is so much bigger than she is...any suggestions on what to do? Thanks.
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Echo Homestead
    My thought is that the hen is not in fact a hen, but a younger roo.
     
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thought is that your roo is reaching sexual maturity and the pullet isn't ready yet. She will act and sound like she is being murdered until she is ready. When she is ready she will squat when he advances.
     
  4. nicegirl40cheetos

    nicegirl40cheetos Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, he attacks another hen yesterday and she cowered in the corner with her head down, I thought he was going to kill her. He was terrible! I put my foot inbetween to break it up and he went after me. I can't keep him. I called a woman who I know who is wonderful with chickens and she is taking him today. Yes, she will be culling him and having him for Sunday dinner. I am saddened by the whole thing, but I can't allow him to be that aggressive, to the other girls and to me. I also have two kids and I think eventually it will get so bad that they will be attacked. I can't have it.
    With a heavy heart, I have to say goodbye...
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    I have another two chicks that I rescued, they are all white, one is a rooster, I will try again when they get big. Hopefully he will be okay and not aggressive. I can only hope. If this next one doesn't work, I will just stick with hens.
     

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