Hen is hiding from Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sandy sea, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one and a half year old Cochin is scared of the Rooster. She hides in the coop on the highest roost most of the day. The only time she comes down is when she knows that the Rooster is free ranging, then she will quickly come down and eat and drink. The rooster will check back in the coop and if he sees her he will chase her. She screams and runs back in the coop and roosts. It is like he hunts her. I have 20 Hens and only one Rooster. What is his or her problem? Can He really hate Her? What do I do.?
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    [​IMG] He's not treating her right. Maybe if you were to play "Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart....
     
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is funny. Made me laugh.
     
  4. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a rooster so don't take my word I just wanted to put my five cents in. I would say lock him out of the coop tonight and show him what it is like to be treated meanly.
     
  5. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she just dont want the other hens to think badly of her
     
  6. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that abstinence based education. [​IMG]
     
  7. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a nice glass of wine and a foot rub...opps, sorry that would be claw rub [​IMG][​IMG]


    Admit it Sandy, you had to know everyone was going to joke.
    Men....can't pluck'em:lol:
     
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  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    He's trying to bring her under his control. Lil' Bit used to scream and come try to find me every time Thor gave her "the look". Once he actually mated her, she was fine. She's now his favorite hen and she cuddles up next to him at night on the roost. She spends her days following him around and preening him constantly.
    ETA: Once your hen stops fighting it and let's nature take its course, she'll find out there are advantages to being one of the roo's favorites.
     
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  9. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Maybe he's not her type?

    I get that a lot.


    Wayne
     
  10. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried that with my wife and she hid also!

    LOL
     

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