Mean Rooster!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blosing101, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Blosing101

    Blosing101 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rooster/cockerel is starting to get pretty aggressive with the hens. Starting to peck at them around the feed and water containers. Also he is climbing on their backs, don't know if this is him trying to mate or what. I just don't want him to hurt my hens. Do I need to worry about him or is this natural?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like he's reaching breeding age. Hopefully he'll settle in a few months. As long as he's not drawing blood or being particularly vicious, I'd let them sort it out. Chicken society isn't always cute and fluffy.
     
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  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're chickens, they know how this stuff works, don't worry about it.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old are your birds?
     
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  5. Blosing101

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    They are right at 5 months
     
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