Mean rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sherry555, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Sherry555

    Sherry555 Hatching

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    Hi! I have a rooster that keeps pulling feathers out of my other chickens (roosters and hens). I have a hen that's so scared she sleeps on the opposite side away from all the others. How can I fix this? Thank you
     
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  2. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Crowing

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    Sounds like it's time for chicken soup to me!
    How old is he? What breed? How many other roosters/hens does he live with? Free range or in a run? How big is the coop?
     
  3. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

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    Need much more information, I’m thinking he needs more hens , his nails cut it to grow up ....
     
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  4. Sherry555

    Sherry555 Hatching

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    He's about 15 weeks old. He's a Australorp. I have 4 roosters and 4 hens. Was wanting 7 hens 1 rooster but not that lucky. All are about the same age but different breeds. I have 2 Australorp hens, 2 ISA brown roosters, 2 Buff Orphington 1 of each and 1 Barred Rock(the scared one). The 2 Buffs don't have any tail feathers now. They free range during the day. Thank you
     
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  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    WAY TO MANY ROOS!!!!! He is young and this is common, sperate him till older. GET 1 more hen and keep 1 roo!!! THIS IS NOT HIS FAULT!
     
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  6. Sherry555

    Sherry555 Hatching

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    Any one around want some roosters lol. I know I have to get rid of some but don't want to kill them. I'm kinda attached. Which roo would be the best to keep? I want them for eggs. I'd love to trade for hens
     
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  7. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    pics of the roos? where are you?
     
  8. Sherry555

    Sherry555 Hatching

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    I'm in Buchanan Va. The top one is the mean one. Not to people just other chicks
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  9. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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  10. Sherry555

    Sherry555 Hatching

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    Ok not mean but the one I was talking about. I know I have too many roosters but unless I can get rid of them then I have to kill them and I don't really want to but if it comes down to it I will. Do many people want roos or do I need to kill them?
     
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