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agree with CTKen.   They say the meanest roosters make the best soup, unless you like stew better.  Well if he ends  up spurring/flogging you and causing hurt - please at least go in for a tetanus shot.  

 My friend had a silkie rooster - house chicken, and nursed him through serious health problems.  She had him for years  with 3 house pet hens.  He had some disability and couldn't breed the hens  - things were peaceful till he decided to attack  my friend  and spur her leaving deep punctures.   Of course, she just told me, she gave him a stern talking to, and he wouldn't do it again.   Yah, and I'm Mrs.Santa Claus.

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Last bit :yuckyuck

 

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post #13 of 14

:welcome

 

If you really want a rooster for fertile eggs, get rid of this one, find one that isn't aggressive and get more hens. There's a glut of roosters on the market and it shouldn't be hard to find a calmer one. If you don't want fertile eggs, just get rid of the rooster, the girls won't miss him a bit.

 

Good luck!

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I have mostly silkie chickens and the roosters get along very well.  Last spring, I bought 6 bantams to keep one orphan silkie company inside our house while they got big enough to go back outside.  I picked pretty well, and all but one were hens.  Our one, tiny bantam rooster is terrible.  The only thing he respects is a fly swatter, which I have on hand at all times.  In November, he spurred me on the top of my hand and sent me to the emergency room.  He follows me into the chicken house and sneaks up on me.  Now, if he is in the chicken house, I give him a whack with the fly swatter before he even approaches me.  It doesn't hurt him, but it startles him, and it gets him out of the house while I'm working.  I know he will protect the hens better than the silkie roosters, and that's why I keep him.  Also, as mean as he is, he is really tiny and cute.

 

Something unusual happened a couple of weeks ago.  On of my silkie roosters went after him when he approached me.  I raised the silkie boy inside my house last fall with his brother, and both of them got held a lot and are very tame, but I raised the bantams inside and was very hands on with them, too. I never thought a rooster would jump in to protect me, but this boy has done it every day.

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