New Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Vbrown71, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Vbrown71

    Vbrown71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello every one .
    I am new to BYC and having my flock of 8 Plus on Rooster which we just got yesterday. I understand His ultimate Job is to protect the girls. but I have to say it Really upset me to see him bully them and Mount them. Don't get me wrong I know this is what he is meant to do . but my heart sinks when he is so rough with them any words of encouragement or input thank you
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I introduced a rooster to my flock by dividing the run so that they could see each other but not make contact so that the hens could get used to him. Hopefully once the hens are more familiar with him they will crouch for him and it won't be so rough.

    When he mates them in front of you, you could push him off the hen's back if he is being too rough. He would see it as a show of your dominance. Although if he is holding on to the neck feathers with his beak, he make take a few with him when pushed off.
     
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