Keep my chickens from fighting.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daniii213, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. daniii213

    daniii213 New Egg

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    I have two roosters and one hen. They both fight for her and I'm scared they can kill her. I want to buy another hen so they each have a hen to them self.. Can anyone give me a sugestine were i can buy or order one. I live in Portland, Oregon.
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Please take some good advice, for the life of your one hen. Please give both roosters away and get another hen for her. Roosters mate several times a day and they need at least 10-15 hens per rooster in order for his needs to be fulfilled without overworking and overstressing the hens. I can guarantee you right now she is one of the most miserable hens alive, simply because she is getting pounced upon over and over and over by two males when they aren't fighting for the right to mate her. She will soon have no feathers on her back or the back of her head and the stress of it all could very well wind up killing her.

    You don't need a rooster to have eggs but you need that hen and she needs a companion, so it's best to get her another hen for that.
     
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  3. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 please take that advice, they will end up killing her - poor thing .
     
  6. aplynn

    aplynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that poor hen do this now like right now remove her and get another hen like today.
     
  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. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If you want to keep your roosters, you are going to need to buy 18 more hens!!

    Take everyone's advice and get another hen, AFTER you find your roosters somewhere to go.
     
  9. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next time, you should seriously do some research before getting involved in chicken keeping. Two roosters for one hen...I'm incredibly surprised she isn't dead yet. Roosters are very tough on hens, and you need to separate the hen from the roosters before they kill her, or buy about 13 more hens for the roosters.
     
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