Mean Rooster!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peeps7, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I just bought a new Easter Egg rooster because my old one doesn't do his job. Anyways, he is mean to my girls.........................they are all hiding in their chicken house. He doesn't breed them he just fights them. My black hens will actually puff up their neck feathers and fight him just like roosters fighting. What do I do?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is all perfectly normal and they are re-establishing the pecking order. Of course, the rooster will end up on top. The girls just have to give in and let him or he will force the issue. Give them time..it should work itself out in a few days.

    Jody
     
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    O.k! one of my hens was really going at it to. My old EE rooster is definatly top dog right now.................................he scares the new rooster. I was so happy when he taught him a lesson in being the boss.
     

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