Very aggressive roo

ChickenladyinMN

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
69
3
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Isanti, MN
I had 3 roosters and they were in the same coop together up until the oldest one died. No one ever picked on anyone because they should have picked on the oldest because he had no feet to fight back, but they didn't. Shortly after he died one of the other roo's got frostbite and I removed him so that he could heal and he was maybe away for a week and when I put him back the remaining roo attacked him and he had to be removed again due to injuries. Now I have one roo with 9 hens and he seems to be really aggressive with them. One is bald on her head and back and 3 others are also bald on their backs. Is there a cure for this?
 

ella

Songster
13 Years
Jan 18, 2007
1,201
11
181
Aboard the the Heart of Gold
Sounds like two things, their pecking order is messed up with the older roo dead and the other gone for a week. With only 9 hens in the mix it may not be possible to reintroduce the other boy. You could try it in a free range situation so he can get away if he needs too.

Second thing is it's spring and the boys are doing more breeding than usual. I've found that saddles work really well for this. I can't get feathers to regrow without them!

Here is a page with info and pics on them.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=35856

They're
cheap and super easy to use.
 

augiedranch

Songster
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
754
11
171
Texas
there are too many roosters out there that would love a good home... so yeah,,, i agree.. chicken pot pie

i had a buff like that, but he was VERY aggressive to humanes too.. so i got rid of him quick and let a new rooster take his place
 

Sunny Side Up

Count your many blessings...
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
4,730
207
294
Loxahatchee, Florida
It's poultry politics at work, a change in circumstances provoked an election. I've had the pleasure to have owned enough mannerly roosters that I will not tolerate anyone misbehaving ever again. Unless you need a particular roo for breeding stock you should be able to easily find a free/low-cost replacement to be boss of the flock & a more considerate husband to the hens.
 

wynedot55

Songster
12 Years
Mar 28, 2007
1,295
8
181
the top roo died.so the other 2 roos are fighting for top roo position.once its settled they should be fine.
 

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