Is Mr Roo being too pushy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by artsyrobin, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    here are some pics from yesterday of PJ, my guess is that the roo is paying her a little too much attention?? any ideas? she is a cochin, and he is a BR...

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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Yep to much male attention, I have a couple girls like that (I need to get rid of some roos). Adding more hens might help and/or a saddle for her.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Darn, was hoping that wouldn't happen- he has 5 hens, then a couple BA that are only 3 months, and a trio of brahmas, which i know one is a roo, one i'm not sure although MR Roo has been flirting with her/him and a definite pullet... so that will give him 9 ladies, he's a good protector, but thats about it- he and i have been trying to decide who is boss...[​IMG]
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she and what is your hen to roo ratio? Sometimes they have a "favorite" and will overbreed her even if there are lots of other hens, but usually it happens because there are too few hens. I have had a few that started their molt that way though so if she is around 18 months old that could also be a possibility.

    Edit: Sorry, I see you already answered the ratio question. I had this all typed out and got a call from dd to pick her up and forgot to hit submit before I left. [​IMG]
     
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  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Thanks- she has been on the lower end of the flock order, but she grew up with him- they are 9 months - i have considered getting rid of him, as he and i are going at it every few days, trying to tame him- one of the brahmas appears to be a roo, so not sure how that will pan out...
     
  6. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, your and she are lucky he hasn't ripped her comb. One of my girls had her comb ripped and bled like crazy, needless to say, my boys found a new home [​IMG]
     
  7. artsyrobin

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    yep- he did that too to one of the others... sigh...anyone want a roo???
     
  8. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the faith, I'm sure you will find him a good home, not freezer camp!
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    For now, I'd look into a saddle to protect the hens' back. They're pretty cheap and very helpful. A few BYCers sell them, too.
     

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