Rooster is attacking my hens....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kvsuzy, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. kvsuzy

    kvsuzy Out Of The Brooder

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    for no reason. He will sneak up behind them and stab them with his beak and pull out tons of feathers. He was fine with my first flock of old ladies, then when the last one passed I integrated him into my younger flock. He does mate with them also but it's violent. He absolutely hates my smallest hen and will chase her around until she flies away. If he does catch her it's bloodshed at times. I have put him in boy jail and attempted everything I can think of but he's not changing....he also pretends to forage for them and when they come running for the 'snack' he has found he bites them in the face. I give up......
     
  2. KoopOnTruckin

    KoopOnTruckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like he is begging to become dinner. Have you tried to dominate him to see if he leaves the hens alone after?
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I'm sorry this is happening to you. I don't know any great answers, just that when one of my boys started similar behavior that wasn't easily changed I did crock pot therapy. Tasty couple of days and peace in the flock.
     
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  4. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird! I always warn my roo that these are my girls on lone to him, if he messes up....

    I've heard of the technique of scaring the roo while he's in the act of being mean so he associates the scare with what he's doing like throwing a small rag near him or something similar that distracts and scares it might work if he's usually a good roo
     
  5. kvsuzy

    kvsuzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have chased him, verbally scolded him, thrown things at him...he knows he is doing wrong but continues to do so.
     
  6. kvsuzy

    kvsuzy Out Of The Brooder

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    he is very afraid of me.....
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I agree with Kassaundra. He's developed a short circuit in his pea brain. Crock pot.
     
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  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    This is not a rooster I would want in my flock. Why would you want to stress your hens that way? I agree that a long soak, maybe with some spices, onions, carrots and celery, would be the best option.
     
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  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Time to stop putting him in jail and time to put him here.

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  10. kvsuzy

    kvsuzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have contacted a local farm that is known to take in non conforming Roos. I could never cull one of my own, just not in me. But thanks for the advice that he's a lost cause at this point.
     
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