Hen pecking roosters face!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shannon84, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the chicken world, one day I had a gorgeous buff orpington rooster come to my door on Easter weekend out of blue! Someone must of dropped him off I'm guessing?? Well anyways I just got a young adult hen off my dad for Franklin my rooster so he will not be lonely, she's a new Hampshire red hen she's young and seems sweet but she pecks his face black for absolutely no reason! He even let's her! They have a huge run so I don't see the problem? Am I messing something here??! He even takes food from my hang and literally gives it to her! I think this maybe his first hen encounter :/
     
  2. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about the face pecking issue, but your roo taking food and giving it to a hen is normal and gentlemanly behavior.
     
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  3. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks for you response!
     
  4. jshanep88

    jshanep88 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen does that too. It's weird
     
  5. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . She someone stopped since I got him another hen. I think he was bothering her too much lol [​IMG]
     
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