- Nov 6, 2012
I have just introduce a young rooster to 4 hens. One is older than the others and was acting as the alpha. After the first night in the coop, the alpha hen fought the rooster, he won. We have had him for 9 days now, and got him to go at night in the coop (not in the trees) I had to close him and the 4 girls during 2 days in the coop. Then now, he starts chanting at 3 am and every hour he chants for about 10 minutes. I finally took him out of the coop last night around 4 am, as I am concerned for the noise and my neighbor. Then he sleep all night by himself in my sound proof chicken coop (too small to accommodate the 5 of them). Is there anything you have done in such a situation? What would happen if I put him at night in the sound proof chicken coop and the hens sleep in the bigger one? I need him to be the rooster not the older hen. I could put him in the sound proof coop with one different hens each night, even with the one he is fighting? I was feeling last night that he was scared in the coop and that is why he was chanting to make sure everyone knew who he was. Suggestions PLEASE? I am ready to do all it takes!