Chicken Jail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladyride, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. ladyride

    ladyride Songster

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    My banty roo has hit chicken jail !![​IMG] He attacked my top hen last pm drawing blood , she was shaky for a good 30 minutes. [​IMG] I took several outside breaks today to just observe the little juvenile roo. In a way I feel for him all those raging hormones [​IMG] & 21 girls around . Now mind you none of them are laying yet several are close but not there yet. I also noticed my 2nd in command is looking thin I had noticed last pm her feathers not looking as pretty. [​IMG] While watching flock dynamics today I figured out why, he wouldn't let the top girls eat. [​IMG] So I put out 3 feeders today normally there are 2. He got bold as well & raised his feathers come charging up to me then came the stare down [​IMG] ,buddy I fast walked him around both coops through the yard he & (myself )were winded. [​IMG] This pm while observing them again he grabbed 2 more pullets , pulling head feathers pecking etc.Normally everyone has put themselves to bed by now but it was a chore even to get them all in the run tonite. [​IMG] Once everyone was in the run omg those hormones must be super charged [​IMG] he grabbed a couple more being rough to them I know this is the chicken way but since he ain't a orpington roo or a brahma roo my ,2 breeds ,he gonna hit the pot soon. [​IMG] If he don't settle down after a few days in chicken jail , then it will be off to the pot with him. All my girls seem so on edge giving him wide berth to stay out of his way. I got a orpington roo 7 weeks , but he isn't ready to go in with the girls yet.My brahma roo is growing in with his girls they are 7 weeks as well. I guess we wait & see what happens but i'm thinking you can't change nature. [​IMG] Oh well he will make a good round of stock. [​IMG]

  2. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    Goofy little guy!


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