Separating the Roosters From the Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hubnhgv, May 13, 2013.

  1. hubnhgv

    hubnhgv New Egg

    Mar 4, 2013
    Will separating the roosters from the hens cause them to go after a hen? Just wondering since we have 4 roos and 7 hens that have balding heads and backs.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    I don't understand your question? Who will go after a hen? With 7 hens you only need 1 rooster, really. The roosters are over mating the poor hens, which is why they are bald. Choose one rooster to stay with the hens and remove the others rather.

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