rooster over using one hen

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

  1. sarahkunding

    sarahkunding In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    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 Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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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