Premium Feather Member
- May 31, 2018
I make sure mine get slapped around by the older hens, but if they continue to misbehave, they often end up in the pot.
Space shouldn't be an issue. The coop is the size of a tiny home and the run is bigger.It can be hard to identify a rooster. Sometimes you know practically when they jump out of the nest, and sometimes not for weeks. Once I didn't catch on until HE Crowed.
For me, the one being attacked, he is in the cull list.
What the aggression is telling you, is this is NOT a single act of aggression, and I can fix this. This is the aggression is rising in the flock, that is the worst case, but there is other aggression I would almost bet.
Strongly consider pulling all the cockerels out of your set up. How much space do you have? That will let things calm down and your pullets will be healthier.
At least get rid of half of the roosters. If you can't eat them, plant a rose bush.
If the Ghost isn't ready to choose which cockerel gets to live, all the cockerels need to be separated from all of the pullets.So the boys are just beating up the one girl. They seem to get along with everyone else for now.
Does the one girl stay confined or do they need to remove one of the mean boys?
There is no right way or one answer. I know.
We just need ideas on things to try to keep the peace for a little while longer.