Rooster rejecting hen???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Whitewinterwolf, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    My rooster Roopurt, a buff orphington, has a flock of about 12.
    However when I introduced a few new ladies to his flock, including a brown leg horn, he has seriously rejected one of them. Freak of nature, the brown leg horn. She lays eggs, so shes a girl, but he chases her away, attacks her, pecks at her, and wont even breed her???
    She tries to present herself and he ends up kicking her. [​IMG]
    Is this normal?
    Should I re-home the poor thing? Or will he get over it?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boys used to treat me like that [​IMG] lol. Maybe he just needs time [​IMG]
     
  3. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Quote:Lol oh I know, been there!

    I was thinking maybe its because she has a big comb like him? Perhaps hes just confused by it?
    But shes a good F.O.N (Freak, of, nature) and now its like shes tossed in the corner all the time [​IMG]
    I hope he gets over it...
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bless her. Could you section her off with a couple of others? Maybe if he gets used to seeing her for a while he might take to her better and it reduces the chances of her getting hurt
     
  5. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Quote:Well, not really. I already had to do that with a few of my bantom's so all of my coops/holding areas are taken at the moment [​IMG]
    I have been letting them free range though, that way she can run when ever she wants to [​IMG]
     
  6. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fingers crossed he comes round [​IMG]
     

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