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Old hen & young rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brewster the Rooster, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Brewster the Rooster

    Brewster the Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    We have recently got a old hen . She looks old & doens't lay eggs. The problem is the young rooster ( 8 months old ) we have had wants to chase her & try to mate with her. She runs & screams like someone is killing her. She wants NOTHING to do with the rooster. Her days of mating are over. Will the rooster ever leave her alone ??? [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes, eventually he will. He's a teen with raging hormones.
     
  3. Brewster the Rooster

    Brewster the Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm afraid to let her run around the yard & the rooster chasing her til she has her head stuck in the fence & stays there til I go & get her. Does this sound normal to you ? I don't want him to hurt her. Usually I have to pick her up within a couple of minutes to save her. What should I do???? She is so gentle & sweet but he is just a crazy rooster named Brewster :)
     

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