rooster pecked hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammy2, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. sammy2

    sammy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a rooster who pecked my hen yesterday over her eye and made it bleed some.

    I separated the hen and am thinking of just getting rid of the rooster-I only have 2 chickens...advice?

    thanks!
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Only if the behaviour is continuous. I think your rooster may need more than one hen...[​IMG]
     
  3. sammy2

    sammy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks i will keep an eye on them

    and LOL you are prob right but i only have housing for 2 [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In the long run a 1/1 ratio will probably not work. As the rooster matures and becomes more sexually active he will be too rough on the hen. You might be better off rehoming him and getting another hen- understanding that the two hens will squabble initially.
     
  5. sammy2

    sammy2 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks sour that is what I am probably going to do-had to re introduce a new hen before but it never got bloody

    may wait till spring for a new hen tho - dont think there are all that many around right now...

    thanks for the advice I appreciate it alot
     

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