mean roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamahenny, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. mamahenny

    mamahenny In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2009
    I know chickens are mostly tough luck animals but my roos has extra mean lately. he is not quite full grown and he is grabbing the younger hens and roos on the necks and hanging on HARD should i do anything or just let them work it out themselves? They have lived together for a while now. most of the fights had stopped but they just started up again
  2. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    How long have you had chickens?
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sounds like chickens to me.

    But if I ever have an extremely mean roo, he'll be history.
  4. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    My two EE roo's started snatching the girls by the cheeks as well when they all started to mature.

    It got to the point the girls didn't want to come off the roost and out in the run in the morning.

    I rehomed the roo's to a no-kill farm nearby. My eight girls were so happy and the hen house and run so peaceful after the guys left.

    I'm only in it for the eggs anyway.
  5. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    My young roo did that for awhile but now he is fairly gentle with the hens, they are around 6 months old.
  6. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    hmmm sounds like my roos when they want to mount a hen...which Im told is normal behavior....
  7. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Normal behavior unless you separate the roos and hens.

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