Rooster Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pauljv, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. pauljv

    pauljv Out Of The Brooder

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    My Black Copper Marans roo is reaking havoc on my hens. He has been mounting them and tearing out all their feathers on their backs and holes in their sides. What can I do to stop this?
     
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate him from the hens or get rid of him.
     
  3. pauljv

    pauljv Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there some way to make his spurs and claws less sharp? I know with cats they have glue on covers for their nails. Is there an option like this for chickens?
     
  4. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's that aggressive with them, is he really worth keeping around? How many hens do you have?
     
  5. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will still tear up your hens even with his spurs trimmed. There is a product for hens called a saddle that can help their back. But with so much mating (serial raping) going on, the saddles could get displaced, and the hens will still be stressed from all the mating. You need to separate him from the ones with the holes on their sides so they can heal.

    I only keep roosters that do not overmate and are good to the hens.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He needs to find another place to live.
     

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