Rehoming our rooster, how will this change the flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nicabbott1998, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. nicabbott1998

    nicabbott1998 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2016
    Our rooster is being re homed today. He is mean to our girls. He chases them, pins them in a corner and pecks them. They don't like to be near him. Once he is gone I'm wondering what will happen to our flock? How will the dynamics change?
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    There will be peace in your flock and the most dominant hen will take over as protector, minus the crow.
    Best wishes!
  3. farmgirllvo

    farmgirllvo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2016
    Things will be much better :) your hens with look prettier to!
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    They may be a bit out of sorts for a few days.

    Chickens are prey animals. They don't understand selling a flock member. They just know the bird is gone. As a prey animal, it's pretty reasonable to think there'a a predator around and you might be next.

    But, overall, your flock is going to be much nicer. Peaceful, and you'll enjoy your birds so much more.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    How old are your birds?

    There may be some pecking order scuffles....
    ......but mostly the girls will probably be very happy he's gone, especially if your birds are about 4 months old.

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