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Might want to isolate him for a month or so....he's just a randy young thing...
hopefully he'll learn some manners, becauase a cocerkel that pulls all feathers off the back of a hens head could be just shy of scalping one of them.

Why does isolating him for a month make a difference? Wouldn't isolating her until she heals up give him time to know the others and spread the love a bit?

I do have another coop. I suppose he deserves it more than she does! Lol
Edited by jstlitlome - 4/21/16 at 8:09am

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My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

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post #12 of 17
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I want to knit or crochet one so bad, but I don't have the time... I thin it'd be so funny at least just to get pictures of one on one of my hens lau.gif

We'll I tried to make a sun bonnet. She wouldn't have it! Lol I also wonder abou Making a saddle with a Dracula like collar. Maybe would protect her head? Or just give him a handle! 🐓🐓🐓🐓🐓

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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post #13 of 17
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Might want to isolate him for a month or so....he's just a randy young thing...
hopefully he'll learn some manners, because a cockerel that pulls all feathers off the back of a hens head could be just shy of scalping one of them.

Why does isolating him for a month make a difference? Wouldn't isolating her until she heals up give him time to know the others and spread the love a bit?

I do have another coop. I suppose he deserves it more than she does! Lol

Exactly...... it's his behavior that needs a 'time out'......plus integrating a cockerel back into the flock is easier than integrating a hen back in.

Many folks isolate rowdy cockerels until they mature some more.


Edited by aart - 4/21/16 at 8:48am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #14 of 17
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Exactly...... it's his behavior that needs a 'time out'......plus integrating a cockerel back into the flock is easier than integrating a hen back in.
Many folks isolate rowdy cockerels until they mature some more.

OK, he's been incarcerated. I feel pretty bad for him. Elmyras head looks worse today though so needed to be done. As it goes his digs are pretty good for the big house.. (well, it's actually the little house lol)

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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post #15 of 17

Don't give into his whining, pacing, rage at being denied full access to the girls he abused...just say 'HA! see what you get you little horndog!'.

I had to isolate a rogue cockerel about 3 months into my chicken endeavor, he wasn't happy in the coop partition...but everyone else was much happier.

He lived there 3-4 months over winter until I learned to harvest.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #16 of 17
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Don't give into his whining, pacing, rage at being denied full access to the girls he abused...just say 'HA! see what you get you little horndog!'.
I had to isolate a rogue cockerel about 3 months into my chicken endeavor, he wasn't happy in the coop partition...but everyone else was much happier.
He lived there 3-4 months over winter until I learned to harvest.

Hahaha! 😅😅😅

Actually, my husband is the one that's really struggling with this. Lol. Every time Kellogg crows from within his lonely coop my DH says "aw, poor guy, we should put them in their run and let him out"

"no way! This is his fault, not Elmyras! " lol

The hens seem worried about him too hanging around under his coop most the day.

Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

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Leslie

 

My Rooster: Black Copper Maran

My Hens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Austrolorp, White Plymouth Rock, Black Maran.

 

 

My Coop

http://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/6437973/coop-is-ready-woo-hoo/

Reply
post #17 of 17

Too Bad, So Sad.....they can go visit him, maybe they are laughing at him.....whispering 'see what you get, you big lug?!'

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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