Bantams

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by neelie nix, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchased a couple of bantams my rooster is very aggressive is there a way to fix'this or do I need to get rid of him [​IMG]
     
  2. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    He is hard to catch when let out and he picks on my hen what to do
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Not sure what you mean by picking on the hen??

    Explain in more detail...Thanks
     
  4. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    he will fight with her and spurs her and peeks at her.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Mean little guy...They must be young?
    I would get rid of him also..Or you can keep them apart till they mature?

    Good luck
     
  6. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    He is mean and he was not like that when I got him and he tried to fight my big girls ha I Have him isolated from everyone right now he is in time out. Thank you for your help
     
  7. MESOFRUFFEH

    MESOFRUFFEH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, for some reason I have noticed with my bantam roosters, they are either the sweetest, best, most amazing roosters, or they are little turds. I always like to say they have "little man syndrome". I have noticed for sure that when they are going thru "puberty" they can be very aggressive and quite amorous with the ladies breeding them half to death. I had some that were doing the same thing as yours and I threw them in a "bachelor pad" for a few months until their hormones leveled out. They are fine now. it could be also that he is trying to establish his place in the pecking order (which for the rooster usually tends to be at the top unless you have some really stubborn hens or he is timid). I would give him a little time, as personally, I think a somewhat aggressive rooster is better at protecting his flock. But if he turns into a turd that flogs you all the time or is always being mean to everyone, it would be time to find him a new home, either in the freezer or with someone else.
     
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  8. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that was most helpful. I had put him in isolation for a few days and that seemed to make him wake up. I a little Leary on putting my big girls with my little birds
     

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