rooster over using one hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sarahkunding, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. sarahkunding

    sarahkunding Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster is overusing one hen. Her back is featherless and she has received one injury:( I have read that separating him from the girls for a period of time might help this situation-any thoughts? I am close to giving him to somebodies dinner table but he is a good protector of the girls and would like to give it a shot if there is a possibility that this can work. Thank you for all advice!!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I suppose separating her will help her heal and might turn his attention to the other ladies. You might also consider a chicken saddle. Good luck to you!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How many other hens do you have? Is there anywhere she can get out of his sight?

    I've had a rooster that got psychotic about two specific hens, of a free range flock of almost 20. He literally stalked them, hovered on the porch when they hid under and body slammed them when they ventured out. I tried seperating him for 2 weeks, no change in behavior.



    He tasted like chicken [​IMG]
     

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