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rooster trouble~!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alex, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my roosters keep on mating with my hen, wich is also there sister, and well, she croaks everytime they do it to her...what should i do...ans I'm afriad they will bite all the feathers of her back...can that happen??? Is it okay if i seperate her from them?? Or would she need a friend.....Thanks for everything......-alex-
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    how many roosters do you have with just 1 hen?
     
  3. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 roosters.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    OMG! 2 roosters to 1 hen? SEPERATE THEM AND GET YOURSELF ANOTHER HEN.
    Try to rehome one or both roosters or just make soup.

    My one rooster wore the feathers off his chest with his 9 ladies. He was delicious.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, I kept my silkie girl seperated from her boys because of the rough treatment. I put one guy in the coop for a week to get fertile eggs and she lost a pile of back feathers. Just house them apart or pick only one rooster and get another hen. I won't have more birds till spring so you'll have to look around. My preferred ratio is one boy 8-10 girls.
     

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