Too Happy Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I need help. I have a 9 hens and 2 roos but one of the roos cant mate anymore. So the one that can is over doing it. My hens look awful. He is 11 months old so I know this is all new to him but come on [​IMG] I hate to lock him up. He so sweet and good around the kids but I dont know what to do. Is there any other solutions? What about Blue Kote? Does that only work for peking? What can help the hens to refeather? They already get kitty food supplements.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like you have one too many roosters. I'd keep the favorite and rid of the other. The girls are getting over mated. You can make chicken saddles. Blue kote will prevent picking and prevent infection, but it won't stop roo damage.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

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