Mating Terrified Me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jlthomas94, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. jlthomas94

    jlthomas94 New Egg

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    Obviously, I new to chicken keeping. Out of my first flock of 5 Silkies, I definitely have 2 Cockerels. I think I have a third but it's a small chicken with a crooked beak. Yesterday, my buff cockerel "attacked" my little crooked beak chicken by jumping on it's back grabbing it's neck and comb and pulling it repeatedly. I was terrified he was killing it. (The reason is, a month ago someone plucked all of this chicks feathers from the top of its head overnight). I chased him off. Then a few minutes later, he jumped on the back of one of the pullets. So I get on youtube and see that this was not an attack...it was his mating attempt. So shocking to this new chicken keeper!
     
  2. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have to keep her away from him, he will definitely hurt her, small hen's suffer under the heavy cockerel's
     

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