Hi everyone I'm a new member

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  1. Barbiejenkins

    Barbiejenkins Just Hatched

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    I'm having problems with a new rooster, my hens are beating him up [​IMG]He is still young and has been around other hens, but my hens aren't used to a roo and I need him I've separated him and had him next to their pen but due to the weather I had to put him in the coup
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Barbiejenkins, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! It's probably a matter of time until that rooster becomes dominant over the hens but until he grows up they're still likely to bully him. Can you put him in a smaller cage - like a dog carrier - within the larger coop? He be protected from the mean chickens and the weather.
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
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  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! Until he gets bigger the hens will more than likely bully him. Meanwhile, while waiting for him to mature as @redsoxs said, I would keep him in a small cage in the coop to protect him from the hens and the weather. I hope you enjoy BYC and best wishes!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]When he builds some confidence he will be turning the tables on those hens.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. In such cases, multiple feed stations are useful. Personally, I let cockerels ride out the storm - teaches them manners and how to act with the girls (assuming no blood is being drawn). A lot depends on your set up - free ranging makes things a lot easier. Like almost anything in the chicken-keeping world - there's no right or wrong way to do things and your gut-instinct should be your guide.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I agree that letting him ride out the storm isn't too bad an idea as long as he's not getting badly hurt. I introduced a ten week old rooster to my flock and my flock had 25 other roosters and hens. They taught him manners like I never could. He is respectful to me, yet friendly, he knows he is lower in the pecking order, and he doesn't try to fight it. He's an all around gentleman. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Barbiejenkins

    Barbiejenkins Just Hatched

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  10. Barbiejenkins

    Barbiejenkins Just Hatched

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