Large rooster, small hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by carabar, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. carabar

    carabar Out Of The Brooder

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    We have chickens of different breeds and sizes in the same coup. Recently our rooster mated with one of the smaller hens and when he got off her she fell over dead within seconds. We have moved the smaller chickens into a different area where there is no rooster. Can the rooster be too large for the hens?
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yes..roos can also have too large of spurs and cause issues...or just be to aggresive
     
  3. carabar

    carabar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, He is a Brahma and I have noticed he seems a bit aggressive with the Brahma hens as well.
     

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