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Rooster attacking his hen after seperation.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CochinBantams, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. CochinBantams

    CochinBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    I seperated one of my hens to keep a little rooster I have company. Well after a month I put her back with my big rooster along with her 4 hen mates. The rooster chased her down and would not leave her alone. He got very agressive with her and wore her out. He was going after her like she was another rooster. I was shocked by his behavior as he is very sweet and NOT agressive with people nor his hens. (They are Cochin Bantams) Is there a way I can get her back in the "fold"? I was thinking of taking my rooster out and putting him into her stall (I keep them in 12x12 horse stalls); just the two of them for a few days to see if he is OK with her and then putting them both back in with the other 4 hens at the same time.

    I would hate for him to hurt her - and I will of course keep a close eye on them.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I am guessing he either doesn't remember her or now she is the low (wo)man on the totem pole now since the seperation. Perhaps you can seperate out the rooster and then reintroduce them. Good luck.
     
  3. CochinBantams

    CochinBantams Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I think I am going to remove my roo after I put my girl back in with the others. After a couple of days, I will put him back in with the girls....hopefully he won't realize there is a new one in there!
     

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