Rooster problems

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jackrooster, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 rooster. One being RIR and the Tsar of the coop, his son the young tsarevitch a RIR/OEGB/Dutch bantam and a silkie that i got the is at the bottom on the monarchy. Anyways, i am in need of some help? My big RIR rooster is cutting open one of my hens and she just healded all up and i dont want her to get cut all open agian. So both the RIR and his son stay outside at all times.......the silkie is in with all the hen. Now when there free ranging they are all fine noon of them fight. But when in the coop if one of the rooster is breeding at hen the other rooster go at them, and i really dont want to give any away because they have such good dispasitions and my big RIR rooster is pretty old and he cant really mount the hen any more with 1 leg with out hurting them. SO i would like to keep his son to keep the generation going. What do you guys think i should do??
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    They have saddles you can buy to put on the hen that will keep them from hurting her. Other than that you will have to keep the roos away from her.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Also, if he's truly cutting the hens sides open his spurs need to go asap. They can be trimmed down to about 5/8 of an inch.
     

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