rooster attacking chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roosterhill, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. roosterhill

    roosterhill New Egg

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    I have a rooster and 5 chickens. The rooster is attacking one of the chickens to the point that the chicken hides all day. The rooster will not let that chicken back into the coop without a severe beating. Any suggetions? What should I do?

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Not to dumb it down, but is he sure 'nuff attacking or is he trying to mate them? The two look an awful lot alike at first.
    How old are these chickens? Is he drawing blood or injuring them in any way (including feather loss)?
    Any chance the other chicken is in fact also a roo, just less developed?
     
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  3. roosterhill

    roosterhill New Egg

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    They are all about 2 years old. This is definately not mating, I can tell the difference and the one being picked on is surely not a rooster. I don't see any blood but it could be there. Yes, sometimes feathers fly. I am not sure if I can do anything?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Short of removing the roo, I'm not sure there's anything you can do either. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
     
  5. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chickens he picks on new to the group?
     
  6. roosterhill

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    All have been together since chicks
     

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