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The saga of Helen the rooster continues

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kneiley1, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Kneiley1

    Kneiley1 Out Of The Brooder

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    After finding out that one of our darling hens was in fact a rooster, we waited to see if we could keep him. He has a flock of three and all seemed to be going well until the last few weeks (he is now 18 weeks old). My 5 and 8 year old are starting to get fearful of him as he randomly turns and aggressively approaches them, sometimes pecking them painfully. He has even tried it with me a time or two although I backed him up twice so think that won't happen again!

    My big question is this, how will his flock react? My three hens are 5 weeks younger so only 13 or so. Is there anything I should do to prepare them? Helen goes to the new home on Sunday. Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions you might have!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The pullets will be fine without him. You are doing the right thing in relocating him. The potential for injury especially with the kids, from an aggressive rooster is significant.
     
  3. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agressive roosters are a big threat to your hens, relocating him is awesome, Do you want another rooster>?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Kneiley1

    Kneiley1 Out Of The Brooder

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    No thanks! Gonna stick with the hens!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can't really do anything to prepare the pullets. Chickens, being prey animals, are used to a flock member just disappearing from time to time, that's why the social structure is always fluid. There may be some unrest in the flock for a few days, but it will sort itself out.
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the place you are rehoming him to know about his aggression?! Good to get rid of him, but do it honestly. I wouldn't want an aggressive rooster given to me or around. The hens will be fine.
     

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