My Hens Attacked Their Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by latwell2571, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. latwell2571

    latwell2571 New Egg

    Sep 27, 2010
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    never heard of it... unless he had an injury causing bleeding, this can lead to feather pic of your flock...
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010

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