Two new hens, one is moulting and is being picked on?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pollowestrocco, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Pollowestrocco

    Pollowestrocco Hatching

    Aug 19, 2013
    Have three original hens and one Bantam Rooster from the hatch . Hens started laying in June , all was good . Then we added two more hens from the same breeder . One was moulting . Handsome Rob has decided to terrorize the moulting hen . Chases her in the coop and tries to deny her food or drink . We removed Rob for two days . All was good with the other hens . Put him back and after a day he was a jerk to her again . How long should we keep him out ? We hadn't planned on keeping any Roooster's but he is really good lookin . Any suggestions ? The moulting hen has not layed yet ? Which one, if any has to go ? We added the two new hens about 3 weeks ago . No signs of new feathers ?

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