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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:31 am 
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Just after some advice / opinions please,
I have a 14 month old SL Wyandotte Rooster who has shown some very aggressive behaviour to different hens at different times. At the moment he has it in for a hen that has just been reintroduced back to the flock after raising some babies.
Some of the other girls seem to get caught up in the frenzy and run over to peck the hen while the Rooster is holding her down. It’s definitely not a mating thing, its aggression. Yesterday’s attack saw feathers and even flesh coming off the victim..
My thoughts are to isolate the Rooster, for a few months or possibly move him on.
Anyone have any clues how to sort this out ?..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:45 pm 
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I think you are right - isolate him and see if he matures to a nicer boy. I wouldnt move him on - you are are just handing a problem on to someone else. if he doesn't calm down I'd euthenase him. You cant have a rooster that mal treats his hens.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:17 pm 
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Thanks NellyG,
He's now in jail for his misdemeanors :) He is a nice looking boy so I do hope he grows up a bit and starts looking after the girls..
The weird thing is I think the other girls(in their frenzy) caused more damage than the rooster. .A real shame cause they were all mates before the chick raising..... When I said "move on" I actually meant " the chop"..
Thanks again for your input.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Young boys are often over enthusiastic, but they frequently mature into nice roosters, so dont give up hope. And as you say, the other girls did more damage, so once he is older and the hens more set in their pecking order it might work out OK.

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