Roo Attitude

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CloggingChicken, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. CloggingChicken

    CloggingChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 22, 2009
    Hendersonville, NC
    I know that roosters are going to be their own bird, however, I have 2 Blue Orpington and 1 SLW roosters in my flock with 17 hens and 4 silkie hens. They are now well into puberty and have started chasing everyone. The SLW will actually grab and pull the Silkies by their crest. They are all very human friendly and we are wondering if they will settle down by getting rid of 1 or 2. I have seen others post that they rehomed all but one and the remaining roo turned into a holy terror. Is that the norm or exception?
    On a similar note, Is anyone looking for a very nice SLW or Blue Orpington Rooster in WNC/Upstate SC? They have been loved since hatching and I hate that anyone may consume them by a Craigs list posting.

    Bill
     
  2. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    No idea how to help since I have a similar issue at home.
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Do you see the Orps mating your hens? Do they treating the girls more gently than the SLW? I'd suggest rehoming the SLW for sure, since you have one too many roos for your flock.
     

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