In the Brooder
- Apr 1, 2018
I was left with one hen a Lavender Australorp, so I purchased another rooster, a Rhode Island Red, a Buff Orpington and a Golden Laced Wyandotte all was well for about two days then the rooster started attacking the older Australorp to the point her head is bleeding, her comb is almost gone and she will not leave the coop. I believe they all stay in the coop at night but he won't let her out during the day. My wife wants the rooster gone, my granddaughter is crying and I am at my wits end. I believe the rooster crowing is what makes our little farm a farm, that's why we got chickens in the first place so I am hesitant to get rid of him. Somebody has got to go. Any ideas on rooster behavior?