Randy Roo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ErikaSmit, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. ErikaSmit

    ErikaSmit In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Schererville, IN
    So I have this light brahma rooster who is pretty big. He mounts, or tries to, pretty much any or all of them. But there is one hen who is probably always been the naughtiest one who he picks on the most. It's gotten to the point where he's pulling out huge amounts of feathers. She's missing almost all her neck feathers and a lot on her back too. Is this one of those, let nature take its course things? Or should he be removed?

  2. darin367

    darin367 Songster

    Dec 1, 2010
    Shelton, Wa.
    that's his favorite, she takes it for the team!!!!!! i would seperate her for awhile if she's missing almost all her neck feathers.... i usually leave them alone if they're missing a few feathers... but it sounds like it's out of control..... seperate, let her heal up........ if it continues you might need a new rooster, one with a little more gentleness in the love department!!!!!! some roo's just like it ruff and need to be seperated or culled....
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'd leave her and separate him. If you want fertile eggs, conjugal visits every 3 or 4 days will provide fertile eggs. Hens come first.

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