Rooster keeps attacking chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CochinBeauties, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. CochinBeauties

    CochinBeauties In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2014
    My bantam rooster, who is 7 years old keeps attacking my 6 month old chicks. One is a miniature (dark cornish bantam) as well and she tries to fight back with him, the other one (a rhode island red) just runs away.
    Why does he keep attacking them? We normally dont let them around each other because of this. Will he stop? When?
  2. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Songster

    Jul 4, 2012
    Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    Sometimes they'll stop once the pecking order has been established. If it goes on for days or he starts drawing blood, I'd remove him or separate them.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    If your rooster is grabbing them by the backs of their necks he's trying to mate with them and they are probably resisting? Just throwing out a guess here. Chickens mating, especially when the hen is unwilling, is not for the feint hearted.

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