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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2boxers, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had four extra roosters and I found them all good new homes. I kept the roo who was my favorite & he seems to like me pretty good, too. There's just a bit of a problem. Now he thinks he is ten feet tall & bullet proof. In twenty four hours, he has decided that he is BCOC (Biggest Cock of the Coop) and he is beating the fool out of my six hens. I am afraid to let him into the pen where they are, and I am afraid to let them out to free range yet (they are adult but they aren't tame yet.)

    My questions are as follows:

    1. Will he kill my hens?
    2. Will the pecking order get itself straightened out on it's own or...
    3. Do I need to say goodbye to my boy Flop (his comb flops over and covers one eye) and get a new roo that the girls can deal with?

    My rooster is a Rhode Island Red and my hens are significantly smaller than he is. I am afraid he will kill one.
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I can't help you, but I thought this phrase was hilarious. [​IMG]

    Good luck! Someone will be around to advise I'm sure...
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    This is a good excuse to get more hens! If you get him about 10 more hens, it will dilute the attention and over-amourous-ness towards the ones you have...

    hee hee...
     
  4. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, now I hadn't thought of it that way, but I think you're right!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Some roosters can be very aggressive with their hens...the more hens the better.....
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Wow... what a FANTASTIC excuse for more chickens! Now I hope I end up with a Roo so I have to get more hens! (To keep order of course.)

    Enjoy your new hens! [​IMG]
     

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