Rooster Attacking Chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wanabefarmer, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Wanabefarmer

    Wanabefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR roo that is around 9 weeks old (maybe a little younger) and he doesn't seem to like my 3 week old RIR chicks. I have 15 and decided to let a couple of them run with the larger one to see how they got along, but the roo flogged one of them. The other three larger hens didn't seem to mind them.

    Do I need to wait until the 3 week olds get older then try again?

    Thanks
     
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Wait until they are big enough to stand up for themselves. Otherwise, they will keep getting flogged.
     
  3. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep them seperated, little chicks can not fight back against him
     

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