- May 27, 2011
We have 6 hens and one rooster, all about the same age. They have been happily living together for two years, and in the past month or so one little hen has been ex-communicated! She won't roost with them anymore, and the rooster is being mean to her too. I even saw him grab her comb with his beak and swing her around!!!! It was awful! Our rooster, Karl, is otherwise very kind, the nicest rooster I have ever had. I don't know what to do? Should I give Scrappy (the bullied hen) away to a better home, or will another hen just fall to the bottom then? Really not sure what to do. Any thoughts??? Thanks!!!