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Hens beating up rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deadwood62, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. deadwood62

    deadwood62 Hatching

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    We have 11 hens and a rooster. Rir, astralorps (sic)& americannas. Rooster is a red ranger. All grew up together but hens are pecking at his jowells (don't know what to call them) always bloody he often hides in a laying box to get away from them. What's up with this? He's three times their size.
     
  2. Kikiriku

    Kikiriku In the Brooder

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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    They are called wattles. Now that they are bleeding the hens will keep pecking at them. You should clean him up and cover the wounds with blu Kote or isolate him until he heals.

    How much room do they have and what are you feeding them?
     

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