Rooster upset over losing his girls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jewels1935, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2011
    Central Florida
    I came home today to find 1 Rhode Island hen dead and the other missing. Our new rooster loved his 2 girls SO much [​IMG] I had plans on buying more hens for his flock, but now he has no girls. The only hen I have, is brooding his babies inside. It's a silkie hen he mated with. Since the death of the hens, he's acting weird. He wont go into the coop, and is acting depressed. Will he be okay? I can't afford anymore hens for a few weeks yet.

    Edit..we think a Hawk killed our hens. When I checked the dead hen, our rooster actually sat next to her grooming the poor girl.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    How sad. I am sorry for your losses.

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