New roo troubles

Austincb

Hatching
7 Years
Dec 27, 2012
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So we have 6 buff orpington hens. my husband brought home a mixed breed rooster who is aobut the same size but black. The hens are being pretty mean to hiim, they won't let him eat and are pecking at him, one even tried to peck his eye :( Will this problem solve itself in time? I feel really bad for him! We just got him yesterday7
 

Rich386

Songster
8 Years
Jul 21, 2011
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Live Oak, FL
So we have 6 buff orpington hens. my husband brought home a mixed breed rooster who is aobut the same size but black. The hens are being pretty mean to hiim, they won't let him eat and are pecking at him, one even tried to peck his eye :( Will this problem solve itself in time? I feel really bad for him! We just got him yesterday7
My guess is that he is young if that's the case. He first needs to become part of the flock and as he matures will become dominant over the hens.
 

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