My americana is attacking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by butcus, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. butcus

    butcus New Egg

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    I put collars on two bantams and an americana trying to guilt the crowing. Now the most mild of all three attacked the most agresive and did a lot of damage. The whole flock is in an tissy. How do I calm everyone down.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You'll either have to separate out the roosters or just let them settle things. By trying to stop the crowing you are removing one way roosters establish dominance in a non violent way, as well as giving them something like the collars to trigger aggressive behavior.
     
  3. butcus

    butcus New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. I believe the damage is done and I may have to get rid of a few roosters. I was trying to make it more peaceful and only caused aggression and messed up the total balance for the flock. Lesson learned.
     

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