My Rooster is nuts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buddysdad, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. buddysdad

    buddysdad New Egg

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    I have a 4 month old Will summers rooster,and 8 RR Hens I got all of them when they where 1 day old, Theve been with each other since then . All was fine here untill about a month ago, The rooster started to crow and was running around with his head down and wings out, what a rooster is suppose to do, now he wont let any of the hens in the coop to roost at night, This is the second night in a row my hens are out side and he's hoggin the hole place to himself. My wife thinks I ought to go out and toss his sorry behind outside of the pen so the girls can get in! Any suggestions...Bob
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Your wife may be right. He is supposed to be protective, not bullying. You might try isolating him for a few days, then put him back and see if the girls take charge more when he returns.
     
  3. Turbo V6 Camaro

    Turbo V6 Camaro Out Of The Brooder

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    you are the head rooster, toss him out and if you can catch him hold him on his back in your arms for 5-10 minutes,

    flock isolation works well too but i found a combo of both work really good.
     

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