Hello from Pennsylvania and what to do about a hen pecked rooster!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shelter91:4, May 27, 2017.

  1. shelter91:4

    shelter91:4 New Egg

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    We have 30 hens and 1 rooster and the ladies seem to be ganging up on him. Under his comb he has scabs on both sides and fresh openings today. What ideas can anyone share with how to handle this situation? I guess this is where the phrase henpecked comes from. Thanks not at this very long.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    You could remove him or block him off away from the meanies.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. If your cock bird is not yet mature, then the higher ranking girls are likely to put him in his place. If he is mature, then I'd consider replacing him.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A rooster can handle 10 hens, 30 of them are way too many. You need 3 roosters for that amount, IF you need a rooster at all. If you don't need fertile eggs for hatching or selling, you can get along fine without a rooster. I bet he would love being rehomed to someone with just a few docile hens.
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    :welcome glad you have joined us.

    You have already received comments from those with experience, so I'm here to add to the Welcome.
     

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