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roo pecking feathers out of backs of my hens grrr

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by djackjr, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Graham Wa.
    How do i stop my roo from pecking the feathers out my hens???
     
  2. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great question, when you find out let me know. One of my girls spent time in the bathroom recovering from having her comb bit and torn by the rooster....blood everywhere. I have separated the boys from the girls and am currently looking for a new home for the boys. It really makes me sad, if there is a way to get the boys to behave I would love to keep them. Anyone have suggestions???
     
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my solution as i also have my girls and nice roo being pecked and tortured by my mean roo. isolate the roo forever or cook him.

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  4. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get rid of the roo...it won't stop....
     
  5. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROO=Dinner i believe is what I will do, Now who will do the deed??? Not me says I....sigh
     
  6. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have the 2 roos together in a separate part of the run, they are with the girls but cannot get to them. At night I put them in the coop with the girls but in a large dog crate. Is this ok to do? Will they turn on each other? They have plenty of room but I don't want to make matters worse....
     

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