Rooster attacking Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by max101, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    Hi My next door neighbor has chickens
    They are a mixed breed about 19 I think
    Anyway he has one rooster leghorn I think and he seems lovely if you keep your distance
    The rooster has suddenly started attacking a hen
    The hen is all bloodied up now
    My next door neighbor will not separate any of his chickens if a chicken kills one another he chucks them over the fence
    The rooster has done this before but what would the reason be
    I have never experienced this behavior in my flock of pekins
    The hen he is attacking is a isa brown a big one too
    The chickens have never been held and he loves them but wont treat for any illness
    Is their something I can throw over the fence at the hen to deter the roo from attacking her
    The roo will kill her like he does sometimes.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  2. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    If the rooster is just pecking the hen, tar deters the pecking or Vicks. Hope the hen lives!!
  3. my3chickens

    my3chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Any chance of voicing your concerns to your neighbor? He can't love them too much if he allows them to be injured and doesn't bother treating them.
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    Ive spoken to him and said the chicken maybe sick and the roo maybe protecting his flock
    He has the chickens out in his back yard and I seen the roo run and attack the hen
    The hen cant open an eye and comb all bloodied
    The hen took a submissive pose so it isnt a dominance thing I dont think
    He said he may try to catch the roo tonight and separate for the night
    I dont think this will help much though
    I was hoping to try and find out why a rooster would attack a hen so viscously so it would end
    Thanks I will tell him to put vicks on the hen
    Hopefully he will do something it isnt nice to hear the squeals

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