Aggressive 4-month-old silkie roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Three Silkies, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Three Silkies

    Three Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi. I have a 4-month-old silkie roo penned with 2 silkie pullets the same age. Lately, he has been really mean. He has been pecking the girls until the scream and today he went both me and a friend of mine. He won't let the hens eat the fresh veg I give them (but still lets them eat their grain) and now they are hiding upstairs from him and panting with stress. Do I have to get rid of him or is there a way I can train him to be nicer? (First time chicken owner. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you)!
     
  2. aleebama

    aleebama Out Of The Brooder

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    Soup pot!!!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Can't train aggression out of a cockerel. He's still young and may eventually calm down a bit, but I'd cull him just to give the hens a break from that kind of behavior.
     
  4. Three Silkies

    Three Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought that might be the case. How sad because I really love him. Thanks for your replies.
     
  5. aleebama

    aleebama Out Of The Brooder

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    Is retiming him an option?
     
  6. aleebama

    aleebama Out Of The Brooder

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    Rehoming...not retiming!!! Lol! Sorry!
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I honestly wouldn't rehome him, all that does is pass the problem on to someone else. Besides, usually people are interested in Silkies bc they're known to be sweet and docile. IMHO- he is NOT fit for breeding or rehoming.
    Nikki
     
  8. Three Silkies

    Three Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ha ha! I was like "what is retiming?" You got my hopes up. I thought it might be some sort of new way of training him.
     
  9. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry, but the only thing you can do are A) Chase him around whenever you see him, B) Leave him be, or C) Soup Pot. So sorry.
     
  10. Three Silkies

    Three Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for your honesty and kindness. I know I will cry my eyes out when he goes (probably this weekend), but it's for the best, I guess.
     

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