Roo attacking one hen!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twilightNC, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. twilightNC

    twilightNC Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    22
    Mar 21, 2008
    North Carolina
    I have 10 bantam chickens, 2 of which are roosters and they are about 6-7 weeks old now. They have always lived together and all of a sudden one of the roos (silver sebright) is acting like a total maniac to one of the hens. He pecks her, chases her, flies toward her and this evening I found her with her head hiding under some straw! I think she was scared!!! Is this normal and should I take him out?
    Help please. Thanks everyone!!!
    One more note-I did recently giver one other roo away to my FIL. Could this have something do do with it?
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    giving a roo away has nothing todo with the way this roo is acting.id pen him by hisself for awhile since he is being mean to a hen.an see if that calms him down.
     
  3. twilightNC

    twilightNC Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    22
    Mar 21, 2008
    North Carolina
    Ok, any idea why he's picking on one hen?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by