my 16 week old rooster wont leave my on 16 week old hen alone

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bettylouplus4, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Bettylouplus4

    Bettylouplus4 Out Of The Brooder

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    My other 16 week old hen just died recently and now my rooster wont leav the other one alone! Will she be alright until I can get another hen? Or should I purchase a chicken saddle for her?

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  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    if she's the only one and she's getting rode hard I would get the saddle. he should be wearing her out, poor thing. it'll help at least until you can get him another lady to compete for his 'attention'

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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A rooster can "service" over a dozen hens. Your ratio is quite, well...... out of balance for a young, over sexed roo.
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on the saddle
     
  6. Bettylouplus4

    Bettylouplus4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou for the advice! We are going to be getting some more fulgrown hens for him, and I may be getting a saddle as well. Again thank you for the advice! [​IMG]
     

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