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5 week old social butterfly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchichi, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. chickenchichi

    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my two rooster chicks is very socially adept. While both of them will jump onto my shoulder/head, Moses will jump onto anyone regardless of if they're strangers or not. I was just wondering if maybe there's an instinctive chicken reason why he does this, or if maybe it's friendliness?
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yikes!!
    Stop that behaviour ASAP.
    They are roosters and they are not playing.
    As they mature they will only get more aggressive.
     
  3. chickenchichi

    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    Well there goes my chicken hat! Is there any way I can discourage them from jumping in the future?
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Knock them down.
    Never turn your back too them.
    In general act like your top Bird.
    I had a rooster last year that attacked me daily and I had to get rid of him.
    Was sweet as a cockerel. Minded his own business then he matured and the war was on.
    I could not trust him around myself never mind my company.
    Sometimes Roosters belong in a pot.
    Certain breeds are more aggressive.
     
  5. chickenchichi

    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    I was scared about this one chick in particular because he's a Rhode Island Red, and I've heard they can be aggressive.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yikes Again.
    I had Rhode Island Red Hens and sold them all because they were aggressive with my other hens.
    I would get rid of him ASAP.
     
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  7. sweetbeak

    sweetbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not all roosters turn out to be monsters, I have two that are mature and very caring to the hens and other people. They know I'm in charge so before you get rid of them, maybe just let them know that your boss and it may work out for you.
     
  8. chickenchichi

    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good to know! I try to spend as much time as possible with my chickens, so hopefully I can shape him into a model citizen with some consistent discipline.
     
  9. sweetbeak

    sweetbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'll soon know if they are going to be well behaved as they mature. The signs of aggressive behavior are easy to identify
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Your right, not all are mean.
    This year I am trying a more Docile breed of Rooster.
    Last years Rooster was a Standard Buff Polish.
    This years is a Danish Brown Leghorn.
    If he gets to attacking me? He will be gone also.
     

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