Hen is dominate over the rooster..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mr.Bojangles, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Mr.Bojangles

    Mr.Bojangles Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a flock of pullets with one rooster, they are 4 months old yesterday. The rooster started crowing about 3 weeks ago and use to crow alot through out the day. But I have noticed that when he crows now one particular hen will attack him... Pecking and flapping her wings at him. Then she goes off on her merry way until he crows again, then she runs up and starts hen pecking him... I have never seen this before or heard of such a thing, anyone else seen this behavior? He has gotten so he hardly crows except at night and early morning...
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    She does not want to hear from him until his voice changes.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe your hen is a stealth rooster and can't tolerate another male
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor rooster......so that's where the term 'hen pecked' comes from.

    Your hen may accept him better when he leaves adolescence.....otherwise a lifetime of attacks.

    Sandie
     
  5. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black australorp hen who did that to my young rooster, she would give him hell!! I thought I would never get any fertile eggs from her. [​IMG]

    6 months on and he is the boos and gets over all the hens including her! [​IMG] He was just a bit young for her in the begining.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sounds like nature mimicking life.... [​IMG]
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Good for her! I don't like to be around young males who crow all the time!
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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  9. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Now that`s funny........., but true. And as crazy chook said, he just needs to grow up. Maturity will take over and he will take his place as "leader of the pack", "cock of the walk","the grand cahoonah", etc, etc..........Pop
     

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