- May 8, 2009
My little americauna hen is the best layer, however, she is always picked on and her back is bald. I have been putting peck no more on her. More resently, I have noticed that just about EVERY hen has been pecked at! I believe it is the americauna rooster! They are always screaming out there! He is agressive when it comes to the food. He chases them off and just seems mean to them. I have noticed he has stopped crowing. It has been hot and dry around here and the hens are so filthy! They weren't last year! Should I "off" the rooster? Nobody has even tried setting since last fall. Also the hens used to lay 7 to 10 eggs a day. I am lucky if I get 4 since June!