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

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

  1. Pollowestrocco

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    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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