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Why does my rooster keep beating up my hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rodriguezgamefarm, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. rodriguezgamefarm

    rodriguezgamefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    i have game cock and i think hes a mclean hatch. i put him in new big pen with a hen who is also a game chicken. the problem is every time she gets close to the rooster he kicks her and its weird to me because he didn't use to do this to her. any help would be greatly appreciated thank you all
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
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    Welcome to BYC!! You will find LOTS of help here!!

    How long have you had these two chickens? Were they getting along before??

    Cindy
     
  3. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Game chickens are notorious for fighting, almost from the very point of hatching. Good luck.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Maybe he wants another hen.
     
  5. rodriguezgamefarm

    rodriguezgamefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    #1California Chick :

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    Welcome to BYC!! You will find LOTS of help here!!

    How long have you had these two chickens? Were they getting along before??

    Cindy

    thank you. i've had him for 7 months and the hen for 6 months. they use to get along real good the hen would follow the rooster everywhere and would even mount her. but i noticed every time one of my banty rooster (the most dominant one) gets with in like 15ft of his pen and crows he get all mad.​
     
  6. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I am THOROUGHLY creeped out right now...

    My dad's name is David...but we don't have any gamefowl??

    I'm so scared....
     
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Game chickens love to fight it is just natural to them. He probably wants to fight so bad that it is making him aggressive to the hen. My bantam roos would cause a lot of damage due to pen fighting so they got locked up too. I still have a few game chickens left and have rubber muffs (that cover the spurs so they don't kill each other). Sometimes my roos will get aggressive like that so I have to take out the muffs and let the chickens go for about 30seconds. The put them back up and they are fine. I know some will think this is cruel, but there is no: talking it out, punching bag, counseling, restraining order, telling them to stop fighting, etc. I am the keeper and it is my responsibility to keep the peace even if it means letting them be (what they are) animals, game chickens at that. I am the Referee and so I make sure they are supervised during such. I have had to permanently separate new chicks at only a week old before do to aggression amongst stags. They would actually try to kill each other. So when someone says they are trained I have to highly disagree. Anyways....you could try to find something that looks like a rooster and let him take out his aggression that way. One year my local Walmart sold lawn ornaments that look like chickens, but were made of hard plastic (so I had to be careful so mine would not break their spurs), but it worked great. The roosters actually though they won the fight. [​IMG]
    You might could try separating him from his hen for a few days if nothing else. A rooster will kill a hen. I had one rooster that knocked this spurs off completely at a young age, he loved every hen we put him with and let them eat first and everything. But there was this one hen that would not let him top her and after about 4 days (all the while he let her have whatever she wanted) he decided enough was enough. I went outside the next morning and he had cracked her skull. It was upsetting. I kept him but was scared to try any more hens but later I did and it never happened again. I can only guess that he figured that she would not let him pass on his genes so she was no use to him. [​IMG]
     
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