mean hen w/new roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Happy Camper, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very mean English hen. She is about 1 yr old. She was the alpha amongst everyone else... ducks; younger hens; turkeys etc...
    She has never layed and is bossy and mean. I introduced a young roo and she kept him far appart from the rest of them.
    I decided to separate them and put the roo and the rest of the hens (but her) in another area. This week he began singing and mating w his ladies. I decided to reintroduce Mean Hen to them.
    I thought he was going to kill her... at first I thought he was just mating but he barely lets her move and keeps her under him as he walks over her almost dragging her.
    She fought him a couple times w no luck.
    This is her first night together and he is not letting her roost w them.
    Can he kill her if she keeps fighting him? Should I separate them or let them be? He is twice as big as him.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes he can and very well may kill her unlesss you separate them. He hasn't forgotten and most likely will not forget her attempts at dominance.
     
  3. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/
    she is a trouble maker but I definitely don't want her killed... maybe she can go back w the other birds who don't mind her being so dominant... thanks!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you post a pic of her?
     
  5. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd post a pic but she's no more... this izs what happened. I decided to leave her there and she survived the night the foo left her alone and she even layer an egg!
    A couple days later she escaped the coup and my dogs injured her badly so I had to coup her cause I did not want her to have a slow death...
    She was mean but tasted really sweet...
     

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