I Remanaged My Flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chook-A-Holic, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    I have always tried to never interfere with the pecking order of the flock, but this time I had to intervene. A couple of weeks ago the roo and the alpha hen decided that they were going to continually terrorize the rest of the flock. After attempts of chicken time out I decided that for the benefit of the rest of the flock they had to be removed. I was going to send them to freezer camp but a friend wanted to try the roo for his sex link project.(I guess the roo got lucky) The bully hen on the other hand ended up in the crock pot. I must say, best thing I've ever done for this particular flock. It has now been just over a week and the remaining girls are so happy. They eat, dust bathe, and play so well together. I now really can't tell what the pecking order is due to the harmony. There is no more discord in the flock thus far. Keep your fingers crossed, I hope it stays this way. I guess sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    its funny how one or 2 nasty birds that dont play nice can keep a flock down and how happy they are with out them. I am sure she was tasty [​IMG]
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Too bad about the hen, but that's the right thing to do! Lucky roo indeed!

    I have a hen that cannot be around any other roos since the Golden Comet she had been penned with all her life died. She will attack any other roos- not other hens though. but she and 3 other hens have their own pen and lay daily, so she's safe for now.

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