Rooster mating pullet forcefully

NewChickbreeder

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Hey..i have a dorking cross rooster about 8 months old.He keeps on forcefully mounting my 5 months old game cross pullet.The hen's face is pretty much turning red but she isn't ready.She tries to escape but gets overpowered.I have other hens too but the rooster always goes for this one.Today he made it inside hers yet forcefully.I think the pullet may start laying soon.Can anyone tell me is this normal or the rooster really will kill my pullet
 

aart

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If you are really worried about her safety....
....Separate him...not her.
She didn't do anything wrong and reintegration could be a problem.
If she's finally submitted to him, he may lay off.
But if he's harassing her too much, he needs a time out.
 

Chick CJ

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An 8 month old rooster is still young and can be very hard on hens. Is his behavior aggressive towards the other hens and they are just giving him his way? I would definitely separate him with a time out. Then I would keep an eye on him to see if he continues to be hard on or aggressive to the hens. Sometimes roosters have to mature a little until they make good flock leaders. Trust your instincts on this. You will know if he is just too "randy" yet.
 

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