My Hens Attacked Their Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by latwell2571, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. latwell2571

    latwell2571 New Egg

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    I came home this afternoon to find my rooster in fairly bad shape. My boyfriend said he was attacked by his 8 hens. They had torn out most of his tail and rear feathers and he was bleeding quite a bit. I found a pecked out egg in the coop and we do have one broody (albeit very young hen), but I'm not certain he is the culprit. The entire flock is only 6 months old and in the hens defense, he is not a gentle rooster with his ladies. Any ideas on why this happened or if they'll accept him again? I have him isolated to recover at the moment.
     
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have no idea. Anyone?
     
  3. Princess Poppycock

    Princess Poppycock Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow... a chicken feminist movement!
     
  4. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incredible. Wish I had some info to help.
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster rapist???? And they whupped his feathered a_ _ ????
     
  6. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like PMS to me.
     
  7. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hen pecked.... [​IMG]
    Sounds like the girls are standing up for themselves and demanding better treatment! [​IMG]
     
  8. TwoChicks

    TwoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahahaha..... funny posts!!!

    Sorry for your roo and I do hope he recovers. Watch who he treats with kid gloves when he's re-established and that's probably your culprit.
     
  9. latwell2571

    latwell2571 New Egg

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    FYI - The hens jumped my rooster again and tore him up pretty good. I believe this week he will be in the pot, and I'll give another rooster chance. Would still love to hear from anyone who may have had this happen in their flock.
     
  10. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i just wonder if there is something wrong with him, as they will attack an ill flockmate? or possibly resenting his roughness? i know a flock will 'train' their rooster
     

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