Rooster attacking hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tomiferris, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. tomiferris

    tomiferris Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a rooster that we absolutely adore. He is about a year old and is as friendly to us as any of our hens - lets us hold him, he even sleeps on my leg the same as he did when he was a chick. However, he has been very aggressive toward one of our hens for several months. We figured they would work it out. Today I noticed he was being very polite with her but has now turned his aggression on another hen. Should I just let them figure it out? Is this normal behavior? Interestingly, the first hen is his biological mother and the most recent target is the hen that raised him. Strange huh?
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Your young rooster is still trying to get a handle on being the Alpha bird and these older hens are late in recognizing his new status.
     
  3. eclectic chick

    eclectic chick New Egg

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    my rooster has decided he wants to kill one of my sweet Roadies, and to make matters worse another hen has decided to join in.? what is going on there?
     
  4. tomiferris

    tomiferris Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, that's what I figured!
     

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