My rooster is being mean

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crayon, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hillman Michigan
    We had 17 hens and 1 rooster. We got 18 hens from another farmer who didn't want to deal with them over the winter. We have had them for a week now, but they have hardly come out for out coop. Our rooster is attacking the new girls. Sparing them and just overall being a punk.

    We actually really adore our rooster, he has never been mean or spared anyone. So, now what? Will this all calm down? I would think over a week now that he would have calmed down, but it actually seems to be getting worse. I had not noticed him being mean until today.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Is he attacking them or trying to mate with them?
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    If you haven't seen it before, mating looks like an attack.

  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If you did an out of the blue integration (dropped in out of the blue sky) then the rooster may well be defending his turf from the invaders. It will take a while for the original flock to accept the new comers if at all with out a fight.

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