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My hen beats up the rooster!!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eliz, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Well I see alot of post about roosters heading to the soup pot because of their mean streaks. Well I have the opposite problem.[​IMG]

    I have one hen that I catch fighting with and beating up the rooster that is almost twice her size. I thought he was trying to mate with her but it never makes it that far. It normally ends with the rooster running off and the hen hot on his tracks pecking at him and a beak full of his feathers!!!
    He is a about a month younger than her too???

    Any help with what is going on here?

  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Take the hen out for a few days so when you put her back in shes at the bottom of the pecking order. I have had to do that with a few of my hens
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Poor boy :\\ I agree to take her out for a few days as well.
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    That is a great question, I have the same problem but my rooster is alot younger than my hens. I am hoping once he is as big as them he will stop getting pushed around. If not then I guess I will have to give some of the girls a time out!
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Is he what you call henpecked? sorry , but i agree she needs a timeout in the hole.
  6. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

    May 16, 2008
    I hate this! She is my favorite hen and the only one thats loves me. If I put her in time out she may never forgive me. [​IMG]

    What would time out consist of? I have her old brood which is a rabbit hutch.
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    He's probably getting what he deserves. [​IMG] I really wouldn't worry so much if shes really not hurting him. Hopefully they will resolve their differences. I had a hen that pecked my roo for awhile and then stopped.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008

  8. providentialpastures

    providentialpastures In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008
    Chickens are extremely smart in certain areas and in other areas they are complete and total imbeciles. She probably won't really care as long as she has plenty of food.

    Please post back if it works. I would try it myself, but I would have to confine half my hens, they despise my Black Langshan rooster.
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    That's a good hen. Keep them together, they will eventually work it out. Taking her out isn't really a good idea. She will not change. She does not see him as her alpha and he has to earn that status from her. [​IMG]
  10. ears73

    ears73 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    I have one BLRW roo who is the boss of one flock and another sub flock of 5 that has a hen, Rita, as its boss. Rita liked the other roo that we gave away two weeks ago better so she is not down with this guy's macho behavior and fights him. Today I saw him make his move and pin her down... They will eventually work it out... took about two weeks here.

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