My rooster is pecking and fighting with the hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by project7030, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. project7030

    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Turken is the only rooster we have, the other 10 chickens are hens. I've noticed lately that he chases some of them around and pecks at them. Is this just normal rooster behavior or does he need to find another home? I'm not looking to hatch any chicks of my own, I only want eggs for eating, so I don't feel the need to have a roo around, especially if he's nasty to the girls.


    Andrea



    Share my yard with Tom & Bella (bronze turkeys), Turk the turken, Henny & Penny (RIR), Thelma & Louise (Barred Rocks), Hansel & Mae (white unknowns), Cherry (Blue Andulusian), Lilly (Araucana), Nugget (Buff Orpington), & Millie (Mille Fleur)
     
  2. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is he?
     
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    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're all this spring's hatch. He's about 3 months I guess. Hatched 2 wks before easter.
     
  4. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has he started crowing yet? Roosters chase down hens and grab the feathers on the back of their necks when they mate. He might be figuring out how to mate.
     
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    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup thats exactly what he's doing. Grabbing the feathers on the back of their necks. He's not fully crowing, but he does make a lot of noise.
    Guess he's just looking for a good time! LOL [​IMG]
     
  6. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol exactly. My boy is 15 weeks, he's started crowing and he is BIG! But he hasn't tried breeding yet. He tried to peck one hen and she chased him down and beat him up. He went RUNNING lol
     
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  7. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is him
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    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he a Barred Rock?
    I'll try to get a pic of Turk and post it. He's so ugly! But funny. He's definately king of the coop!
     
  9. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually he is a BSL. When the guy sold him to me I said "Ummmm a dot on the head means its a roo, I don't want a roo" He said "The dot doesn't always mean it's a roo".... Hmmmm Sure enough, I have a roo! lol

    He is quite a handsome boy so we welcome him in the family.
     
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    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a BSL? Sorry, new to chickens. [​IMG]
     

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