roosters are becking up one of my hens....help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dhansen, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. dhansen

    dhansen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several roosters and 15 hens. One of my hens is being pecked and bullied by two of the roosters. Why are they doing this? They are hurting her and drew blood this morning. Needless to say, I have her separtated from the group now, but what should I do?[​IMG]
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    For 15 hens 2 roosters would be plenty. Have you thought about seperating or getting rid of some of the roosters?
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I am having the same problem and I am getting rid of a bunvch of roosters. I love them all and it is hard to get rid of any but it has to be done.
     
  4. dhansen

    dhansen Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to get rid of all my roosters eventually, but I'm just surprised that the roosters would pick on a hen rather than each other. It makes me mad because my hen is really sweet.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Oh, the meanies. It's because she is sweet and probably more willing to squat that she is getting picked on. Once blood has been drawn, they are all going to go for it.
    Poor girl. Give her extra treats and love during her recovery!
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