My Alpha Roo Has Alienated Himslef!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Break an Egg, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    He was really good friends with speedy, and she is in the garage in recovery after surgery. The other two EE girls have been ignoring him when they all used to be one happy flock along with 4 silkies and 2 new hampshires. He is wanting to mate and no one is old enough yet, so he's been attacking the pullets and yesterday I saw him attacking my silkie roo and sitting on him like he was going to mate with him whether he liked it or not. [​IMG]

    I let all the chickens free range and he is always by himself, fluffing up and crowing and getting on top of the monkey bars and prancing. [​IMG]

    DH says we should keep him in the coop until the girls let him mate. I just think that would be creating more of a monster. [​IMG]

    I'm sure everything will be better when speedy gets out of recovery, but what should I do till then?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My light brahma roo has turned into a big brat too. We've learned to hold him if we have treats to give, otherwise he won't let the others have any.
    Still, my instinct says not to seperate. They have a pecking order, he's obviously at the top of that order, and I don't think it's a good idea to mess with it. Just MHO.

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