Hen pecked!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DRGLENNON, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 month old EE cockerel that has just started attempting to breed this week. I also have a BSL hen that is top of the pecking order. while free ranging yesterday I was sure he was finally going to get the job done with my BO pullet and out of nowhere the BSL came charging from behind and hit him with her shoulder knocking clear off the other bird. I wish I had on camera it was so funny. My little cockerel has had a stressful week. lol
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I feel sorry for the little guy, but trust me, he'll be the boss soon enough and put that bossy hen in her place! Just make sure it doesn't get bloody!
     
  3. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel for him to, but all in all it is going smoother than I expected. Everyone excepts him now except the one hen and their squabbles are not to bad. I'm glad for that and pretty sure he is going to be a great rooster.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great news...post a pic of him when you can!
     
  5. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to get some this afternoon. I'm so glad he's not a mean cockerel but already protective he shoos the girls away from the dog.
     
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    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is EE cockerel. His name is Double Stuff.He is one of the chicks in my avatar as well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Handsome little devil he is!! [​IMG]
     
  8. DRGLENNON

    DRGLENNON Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the BSL hen back in the run early today and he was able to finish what he started with my BO . How long until the eggs will be fertile?
     

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