What to do with my mean ole Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RoosterPecked, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. RoosterPecked

    RoosterPecked Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 4, 2010
    Please help! I have a rooster, 5 5 Black Sex Link hens, 2 guinea fowl and the cutest little Cochin hen. My problem is the rooster won't leave the little cochin alone. As soon as I let them all out of the chicken run in the morning he goes after her, biting her in the neck and throwing her around and then she ends up retreating and hiding under the barn until sunset. Because I am really new at this I am not sure this is normal behavior for roos or do I need to get rid of him. He doesn't bother the other hens except occasionally mating, but nothing like what he does to the little hen. I really love to hear him crow and strut in the yard as he watches over all the other hens but am willing to get rid of him if this is not normal behavior. [​IMG]

    Thanks for any input given...
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Hi there! You probably don't want a standard size rooster with a bantam hen - - and if your roo is not treating the hens with the utmost respect, he doesn't need to be there at all! No roo needs to be nasty to the hens. Sounds like he thinks that bantam girl does not belong in the flock.

    There are plenty of nice roos out there if you feel you need a roo.

    Hope things work out with your poor little hen! Please keep us posted.
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Id send him to freezer camp
  4. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    What should you do with your mean ol' roo?
    Should you put him in a pan or put him in a stew?
    You could scold and tell him no
    Or chase him down in the snow
    All this you can do, with your mean ol' roo.
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Replace him with a bantam rooster. Preferably one of known mellow temperment.[​IMG]
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Dinner is a good use for a mean ole Roo!!!

    ETA elizabeth Funny song HAHAHA!
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Sounds like he's far too aggressive. This is what you do to a mean roo.......

  8. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX

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