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Black Copper Maran trying to set her eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jtbuck, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. jtbuck

    jtbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Black Copper Maran trying to set her eggs, but the big rooster seems to be bothering her.

    They are in a pen by themselves and I wanted to see if she would set on eggs--which she is doing--. It seems the rooster which is "BIG!!" is trying to still mate her in the evening. Note: they have never gone a perch juct stay on the ground.

    Any suggestions...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Take the rooster away and put him in a separate pen so that he can not bother the hen and potentially break the eggs.
     
  3. jtbuck

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    Only pen I have is away from the rest of my flock..like out a site
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Can you just put him back with the flock?
     
  5. jtbuck

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    No, the other roosters attack him although he is twice their size; he ain't no fighter
     
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