Mean rooster pulling feathers out of hens head and neck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NicInNC, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

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    I have only ever had one rooster with my girls. Well, one of my cochin chicks turned out to be a rooster and he's a mean little devil. He is constantly trying to mate with my black polish and now she's lost a big patch of feathers on each side of her neck and the lower part of her crest. Can this be stopped or should I just rehome him? I had no problems with my flock until he started in with this.
     
  2. pokemonchicken

    pokemonchicken In the Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]:)just bucher him if you dont he will do the same to any persons chickens its the only way
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

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    Our chickens are our family pets, so we don't do any butchering. Heck, we just had to have a funeral last week for my girls favorite chicken. Butchering just isn't an option for us.
     

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