how do I discourage picking on my young rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by r0xiRox, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. r0xiRox

    r0xiRox Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 11 hens and 1 young roo, their all fairly tame and nice but the hens are alot older then the roo and are always not letting him near them and pecking him. How do I discourge this quickly?

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Isolate him. Feed (high protien) and water him well and let him grow up some more.

    Once he's bigger he'll be able to indimidate better. Ah, the pecking order world of chickens.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Maybe they are too crammed. Is your coop big enough?

    maybe cull a few hens infront of them..... That will learn 'em. [​IMG]
     

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