fighting between the Rooster and my hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by robertamtaylor, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. robertamtaylor

    robertamtaylor New Egg

    Nov 23, 2016
    I am haveing trouble with my hens beating up my poor rooster. What do I do? He is younger tgan the hens and I do have one bew hen. Would that mean anything.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. It's perfectly normal for adult hens to put a cockerel in his place - they don't take too kindly to little punks [​IMG] As long as there is no blood being drawn, its perfectly fine - all part of his growing up experience, and should hopefully help teach him some manners. Chicken society can seem rather brutal, at times.

    More generally, you'll find lots of info and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under robertamtaylor [​IMG] Welcome!

    I have no experience with roosters, not being allowed to have any in our zone but I just wanted to say that I hope you enjoy BYC; not only is it overflowing with lots of useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures about chickens, turkeys, duck, quail, Peas and pretty much any other feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. JaredCrue

    JaredCrue Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2016
    Western New York
    My Coop
    Hello form Western New York! [​IMG]

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Once a rooster gets confidence the hens will change their attitude towards him - unless he matures into being a total jerk.
  6. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck to you with your flock and thanks for joining us!
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you in our flock! Agree with Diva...once the the tables turn - and they will - the hens will likely become submissive to the rooster. Best wishes and thanks for joining us! Best wishes! :)
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    My hens can be brutal toward timid roosters and I found the best thing to do (if the rooster is bloody and battered) is to remove the rooster from the flock allow him time to mature and then return him to the flock.

    Occasionally you will find a rooster who just won't defend himself when dealing with hens. In this case I put the rooster in with one or two hens. This guy, despite his massive size, was pecked and stripped of his brilliant plumage. So I put him in the bachelor pen with the other roosters where he ruled the roost. Eventually, I put him with three hens where he thrived. I liked this rooster as his hens never had bald backs from-over mating. Yet his fertility was 90 % so he was doing something right!

    He had no problem putting the guys in place.

    He did great with his three hens. They were timid and he was not aggressive.

    Sometimes you have to work to find the right match.

    Hope this helps.
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  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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