Bill the Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by merrymutts, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    I decided that Bill the Cinnamon Queen roo had spent enough time in "solitary" due to his picking on two of the older hens...and thus he was released this evening. Hopefully he has learned his lesson on being a bully,
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Confining them for that type of behavior usually takes months to change. He will probably be back at it tomorrow.
  3. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2015
    Land down under
    Never tried this, chickens wouldnt know what you are punishing them for therefore most likely the habit wont be broken. But do let me know if it has worked with Bill.
  4. What do you mean by picking on the hens? Was he trying to breed them? Roosters are always dominant over the hens..a feather plucked out or a peck on the head by the Rooster is normal. They also chase the hens around if he thinks they are too far away and peck them. If two hens squabble he might run over and fight with one for being mean....All chickens fight at times and have a very well established pecking order.
    Leave the Rooster out...They will figure it out.
  5. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    Bill was going after the two hens to the point where he would not let them out of the coop to get feed or water. Hopefully things will be better.
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j True BYC Addict

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Sounds like Bill's name may need to be changed to "Stew"art...

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