Should he stay or GO Rooster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bella123, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. bella123

    bella123 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Mr. Roo is about 6 monthe old and I have 9 hens, that he takes care of daily. My question is he seems to pick on one and after watching him for several days now, he is only doing her. He catches her around even when she is trying to eat. And she will just ly there for him to peck her head and do his thing! They are free range and have the run of the barn. They do have there coop, I let them out each day.
    Buffy (so sweet she is) will stay on the perch in the coop when the others come out. So when I feed her I close the door until she is finished.

    This is making me crazy, I mean there is no blood but I feel so bad I just don't know what to to.


    ANY ADVICE
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I say don't worry, he'll calm down enough to give most of the girls equal attention, LOL. As long as he's not mean, I would let it go. Some of my roo's favorites also roost in the coop to hide from time to time, but, funny, at night they sleep side by side.
     
  3. bella123

    bella123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I just feel so bad for her and sometimes he is mean when I yelled at him he chased after me..............everyone tells me this is normal for a Roo
     
  4. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I would say if the rooster is not agressive towards you or the hen, keep him. But if he bugs the hen so much to the point where she hides from him or does not eat or is scared, I think its time to take him to the pot.( I had a similar problem)
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she seems to be getting sore on her back at all, you might try putting a chicken saddle on her. This helped my hen that was getting bred so much she'd been reluctant to come down to eat.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Mr. Roo is only 6 months old. He is probably a real clumbsy boyfriend right now, and isn't real good at what he's doing. With that frustration, he might come after you. But it's all just a phase and will pass. As long as he's not being mean, just overly amorous.
     

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