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Seven week old cockeral pecking at the girls!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RedTailRanch, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    Is this normal? This is my first time with multiple chickens. I have 3 Ancona roos and 27 assorted breed pullets. All are within a week or two in age (5-7 weeks). They have all been raised together, but now the lead roo, Stripe, has started wanndering around the brooder and harrassing the girls. They are in a brooding room (in the house) and have a pen that is about 5'x6'. They really don't seem crowded. The coop isn't finished yet, so they have to stay in the house a while longer (plus it's still pretty cold here, we had snow on Tuesday).
  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    I would seperate him, I had an EE roo that would jump my bantam cochin & she was not even laying & I could tell from her vocalizations she was not pleased.....

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