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

shelter91:4

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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.
 

Pork Pie

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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.
 

drumstick diva

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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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