- Oct 22, 2019
I introduced 2 point of lay pullets to my flock of 10. Did the slow introductions of side by side and allowing the pecking order to work out. All of my hens have no interest in the new hens and neither does my young cockerel. My rooster however is chasing only one of them. The other hen is fully integrated, but the one is being constantly pestered by the top rooster. He tried to mate her and she kinda bucked him off. She's a Jersey giant and he's a silkie serama cross so she can easily toss him Haha. After that, he tried dancing for her and courting her, but now he's just chasing her and pulling out a feather whenever she comes out. She's mostly just hiding right now. I'm worried she won't come out to eat. How much pestering is too much? Is this likely because she isn't submitting to him or is it something else? Any suggestions or do I just leave them be?