- Jul 7, 2013
A week ago my head rooster was carried off while protecting the hens from a coyote. He ended up escaping but the very next morning, rooster #2 started fighting with him. He is now a total outcast. Today I found him bunched up in a corner of the fence with rooster #2 over him and when I released him he immediately ran into the coop and up the roost as high as he could go. He walks all over all alone. He doesn't (can't?) crow anymore. We have a VERY large coop, and they free range during the day, so I don't think crowding is an issue. I'm just surprised at the sudden demotion. Any suggestions for me?