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Mean ol Rooster...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RIRSNCHICKENJOE, May 5, 2009.

  1. RIRSNCHICKENJOE

    RIRSNCHICKENJOE Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, I have 12 chickens, so far 4 or 5 Roosters and the rest are pullets. The biggest rooster (sex linked) is very aggressive to my two white sex linked (not sure what you would call them...we are new to this) today he bit and held onto a comb of a RIR, she was screaming..it was pitiful. What can I do? Pretty sure he is the top chicken in the coop as far as pecking order is concerned. any info is appreciated!! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time for him to meet Mr. stew pot, He has a way of curing bad roosters.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:If you have 4 or 5 roosters and 7 or 8 pullets, you have too many roosters. There will be a lot of fighting between the roosters and they could damage the pullets by mating with them too much. I would eliminate all but 1 or 2 roosters.

    Was the RIR a pullet? Are you sure the rooster was not just mating with her? Some roosters have pretty rough techniques.
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    you didn't mention the ages; could it be that roo is just growing into maturity and hasn't yet learned how to be gentle with his ladies? I find the "teenage" roos can be fairly rough until they get the mechanics refined...
     
  5. RIRSNCHICKENJOE

    RIRSNCHICKENJOE Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry about that...we got all of them around February 6th and were told at the time they were 1 to 6 weeks old. I believe all of my RIR were the 1 weeks old... they were so tiny. He is probably the oldest of all of them. Pretty sure my white sex linked are pullets. [​IMG] As soon as we figure out which ones are roos for sure we will be going to auction...hubby wants an americauna (sp?)

    and LOL at the chicken stew.. not sure I could eat chicken joe at this point...he is the nicest to me out of all of the chickens. [​IMG]
     

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