Rooster: Strange behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sgsf, May 29, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason, our Rooster has been attacking the other hens (I believe every single one). I don't know why, they are all full grown, even the Rooster. He's biting them on the neck and like putting their head on the grown. Why is this?
     
  2. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Submit. Roosters making them behave and realize he is the master. They dont want to submit to him. They will.
     
  3. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok. Usually we thought he was hurting them, so we got him away from them. So I should just let it happen?
     
  4. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is hurting them. If your not breeding to hatch you could leave him out. If he's young, hes still learning too. But, yes ingenerl he should be fine with them once they get there peeking order down. He'll be the one at the top. His job is to protect the and there job is to do as he says when he says.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sounds like mating to me. IMO, it's best to just walk away and let it happen. It's natural for them and it doesn't bother the hens as much as it does us to watch.
    If he isn't drawing blood, then I'd let them sort it out.
     
  6. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, thanks for the information! [​IMG]
     
  7. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once they've got it strait, he'll say something to them, jump on, do his thing and jump off. no problem.
     

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