- Oct 17, 2020
We have plenty of hens, 8 to be exact and 3 to be added in the spring. My rooster though seems to get very aggressive when mating and my hens have never willingly mated with him. he isn't an aggressive rooster around us, and he's one of our favorites because he's so friendly. The aggressive mating leaves large bald spots on my hen's backs and heads (especially the one specific hen he likes to pick on the most) , and it only gets worse in the spring. Should I be getting saddles for all the hens? I don't want to have to get rid of him, he's one of the least aggressive roosters I've seen. It's just the mating issue. Any help is appreciated.