Today my rooster atack my 8 week old hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerJim2, May 7, 2011.

  1. FarmerJim2

    FarmerJim2 Out Of The Brooder

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    the rooster bite the baby neck and tried to snap its neck . so i left the big roo out coop tonight[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe your baby isn't a hen?
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the baby is a barred rock roo. he doesn't want any competition.
     
  4. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who is the roo and who is the hen? They both look like roos to me. I have a barred rock cockerel and he isn't always the nicest guy. He always seems to be starting ruckus. How old are they? The Barred Rock looks fairly young. Other is hard to tell since the pic is close up and a bit fuzzy.
     
  5. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't put my chickens together until they were nearly full grown.... I too think you have a barred rock roo!
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've had to put roo's out on occassion. Now I know when I've introduced hens about that age there may have been some very mild aggression just because the young ones were strangers and they didn't recognize his authority (a quick peck or a short chase). But it wasn't a persistent, prolonged attack. Sounds like you are wise to be careful.
     
  7. FarmerJim2

    FarmerJim2 Out Of The Brooder

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    the frist pic is 9/week old and the other pic was a 1 year old I got up this moring and decide to mange my flock off with his head the. I have 2 year old long horn he is the king and 14 babies [​IMG]
     
  8. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uhhh where is my magnifying glass. [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have a baby Barred Rock rooster. The big rooster was attacking the competition. Some roosters will leave baby roosters alone till they are older, but some will not.
     
  10. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I introduced my baby BR roo to my chick pen, I took notes. He told me which were roos.
     

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