Stupid roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by meganleen88, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. meganleen88

    meganleen88 New Egg

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    My girls just started laying eggs! I am one proud momma! One problem...Our roosters are so so mean to the hens. Just today after they layed, the roosters won't let them eat, drink or even get down from their roost. So now we're gonna see if our friends want them. And if they can't take them were gonna put up a fence so they can't be near our hens. Just until we either take care of them ourselves or if someone wants them. One way or another the roosters WILL NOT be with our hens tonight or ever again! Who else has had this problem after hens start laying?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    You've done the right thing. A friend of mine had this problem with a Wyandotte rooster not long after his pullets began to lay. He re-homed the roo. Some roosters are just not instinctively concerned with the well-being of the flock and they need to be relieved of the responsibility.
     

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