Silkie roo acting older than he is

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oconnorfamily25, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie roo that only has four toes. He has been trying to make the move on the silkie hens who haven't even begun to lay yet! Luckily, the hens have been beating him up every time he tries. Is there any way I can get him to back off? We don't want any chicks from him, and we have a prettier roo.
     
  2. Ivy061

    Ivy061 Out Of The Brooder

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    The only thing that would probably change his mind would be to separate him. Sorry.
    But, how old is he? He might not be totally capable of fertilizing the hens yet.
     

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