Help!! My rooster wont stop pecking the back of my hens neck!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweetsugar2242, May 28, 2012.

  1. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 In the Brooder

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    My rooster pecks only one hen on the back of neck/head until she bleeds. I have separated him twice to punish him and let him back with them yesterday. He is doing it again. She hides from him and the other hens. Its like she is an outcast. What should I do? Just let him continue doing it, get rid of her or him? Thanks for any help!!!
     
  2. When you remove him is she fine with the other hens?
     
  3. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 In the Brooder

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    yes she seems to be and her neck and head heals too.
     
  4. In my opinion, that is a bad rooster for being ruff on a hen. I would rehome him or as others would say "To the freezer he goes."
     
  5. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 In the Brooder

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    oh he is fixing to be dead after attacking my 5 year old a minute ago. Now i need to figure out where i can buy another rooster
    ..thanks
     
  6. YIKES!! Your welcome. Good luck on finding another rooster. [​IMG]
     
  7. chynasparks

    chynasparks Songster

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    I am having the same problem. My Tillie has a big sore on her back. I hate to think I have to get rid of Bill but..... Meantime, is there safe ointments I can use on my hen? I'm looking into chicken saddles to.
     

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