Young Rooster Vs. Older Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by standupchops, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. standupchops

    standupchops New Egg

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    Hello, im new to raising chickens, i have 8 in all includeing a rooster who has the rest of pecking at him violently. the hens are about 4-5 months old and grow up with each other (not laying just yet), im not sure how old the rooster is but he came from another farm but hes much younger. How do i get the hens to not try to kill the young rooster [​IMG]. Thank you for any help you can giive me
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hopefully you quarantined him before introducing him to the flock. If he is smaller than the hens, it might be wise to remove him until he is mature. Then introduce the hens to him one at a time- over a period of time - days not hours. Established flocks always make life heck for those newly added-- kind of like the new kid at school.
     
  3. standupchops

    standupchops New Egg

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    I have him in a seperet area, hes looks to be very stressed and is not eating alot, hopefully he'll get back on track soon
     

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