Big rooster mating little silky

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by marymac, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 mth EE rooster who has now decided he is top roo. he was getting along fine with the silky roo but now I had to separate them as he had the silky pinned down and pecking him. My question is, he is also mating with my 2 silkys. They act like they don't like him and squak a lot when he tries to mate. I am afraid he may be hurting them due to his size. Do any of you let a big roo mate with your silkys and if so how do they react?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A large rooster can certainly injure a small hen, yes. I've seen so many leg/hip injuries on BYC that probably stem from that very thing.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Although some claim to have no problems with such a situation, whenever a much larger rooster breeds a smaller hen there is the potential for permanent injury.
     
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some huge 1/2 imported english orps and I have had to put the roos up for that reason........
    Yes, They hurt them......
    I have 4 8 month old roo's.............going for sale soon..and I heard a hen yelling loudly.
    When I went o investigate..........three of hose roos were on her holding her down.......
    That was the end of thier free range.
    Good luck and find a way to protect your little girls [​IMG]
     
  5. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input, I plan on doing something tomorrow. I would hate to loose my little girls because of the roo.
     
  6. BerryJohnNWA

    BerryJohnNWA New Egg

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    I have a big Aracona and it is always chasing my smallest youngest little Bantam. It sqawks and squeals. He holds her down and I suppose is trying to rape her. I have always saved her. I have her in a small cage tonight sequestered. I'll get the big Aracona into a seperate coop tomorrow.
    He is too violent. I have some nice roosters, the violent ones I get rid of.
     
  7. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I have just the opposite problem! I have a D'Uccle roo with about 22 hens and his son, a juvie EE. My little guy tries so hard to keep his ladies in line, but there's just too many! And they're so much bigger than him! He does a great job, nonetheless and I have lots of fertile eggs. Im hoping to keep his son to have a bit bigger of a roo to get my bigger girls. As it is now, Feisty sticks with my Silkies, bantams and docile EEs.
    , tho he's been trying for mon ths now to dominate my matriarch, a Black Austrolorpe that rules the roost with her posse of the origin al 5. Feisty can't get to ANY of them (1 brown leghorn, 2 wyandottes, the austrolorpe and an EE) "Junior" might be big enough to "break on through to the other side," but we will see how long the dh permits 2 roos..... probably wont be long before I have to make a decision.... 1 roo was "pushing the envelope" as it is.
     

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