Roosters favorite hen?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GAhen, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. GAhen

    GAhen Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Carrollton GA
    I need advise about a roo, hen issue.
    My roo "loves" all his hens, but one hen seems to be his favorite.
    She have evidence of him over mounting her. Some of the feathers on her wings and back are does not look like molt.
    She seems to be at the top of the pecking order among the other hens....
    Should I separate them (roo and hen) for a while and give her a rest??????
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I wouldnt seperate her...this might cause dissorder in the coop. Maybe you can get a chicken saddle?? If not...then get out the duct tape..and lay strips of it over her back, where its raw. Now, you wont be able to peel it off will have to come off on its own, and it will...when she heals.

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