chickens having a hard time
We have a little flock - 10 ladies - who will be a year old on the 30th. They have been laying like crazy, even through the winter...up until recently. Now...not so much.
We have a rooster and he has been...well...can I say this? VERY RANDY. To the point that the girls have no feathers on their backs. Most of 'em, anyway. There are three that we think may be gay...they still have feathers! They just don't put up with it.
Anyhow, we are thinking that this rooster is stressing the girls. And we are thinking that we should move him to the small pen we have - away from the ladies. Hey...if he can't stop, we can stop him.
Anybody else got this problem? Is our Arkie the only really sex crazed rooster around? I wish I knew what to put in his food!!
And I'm sorry if this post is not o.k. Really, this is a problem. And it is the only solution we can think of. Ideas, anybody?