Rooster picking on broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ScotianChick, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    I hate my broodies lately (cause they're evil little gremlins whose contagious broody germs will infect others) but my rooster is attacking them! Everytime I take them out of the nest he attacks them. I think they are almost done their broodiness cause last night I Came home and they were on the roost and not the boxes but this morning they were still being puff balls and making noises so he attacked them.

    He was just mean to all my year old hens but now it's just the broodies. The others submit to him. What the heck is with this?! Is it because he doesn't understand them or the noises? He thinks they are a threat to his pullets who he treasures the most??
  2. SebrightLuver

    SebrightLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have no patience for roos, if they are mean to me or the hens I have them for dinner. JMO

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