My Hens Attacked Their Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' 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. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never heard of it... unless he had an injury causing bleeding, this can lead to feather pecking...post pic of your flock...
     
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