Black Silkie Bantam Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by polenslager, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. polenslager

    polenslager In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    post falls Idaho
    One of our Black silkies turned out to be a rooster, they are almost five months old now.

    We have three total on the banties and seven other chickens.. bardrocks, orpintons.. all the rest are hens.

    This little roo is becoming a pain, aggressive to me the most and anyone else.
    Any way to work with them to stop the pecking and stalking and make them nicer? He has pecked me twice, does the sideways
    strut pretending to eat while getting closer. So minor so far, but I would like to keep it that way.

    What do you do with roosters you want to keep, but keep nice?
  2. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Songster

    Jan 16, 2011
    Sperrassoville, OK
    I went through the same thing with my little bantam, he went through his onery teenage stage and pinched my hand several times and harrassed my dog, who would never hurt a fly, anyway i just decided that was not acceptable and when he acted like a little ass I snatched him up and carried him around with me as I did my chores or just walked around the yard....petting him and talking to him the whole he is just the sweetest lil guy.

    Just stick with it and let him know that you are the big rooster and he must be respectful.

    Good luck!
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I just pick them up and carry them around with me for a few minutes to show them love but that I am bigger than they are. But I haven't ended up keeping any of them for long.

    Since I have children, I sell at auction all the roos that are aggressive. I hope this helps.
  4. polenslager

    polenslager In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    post falls Idaho
    Ah it sounds like there might be hope eh? I will try and nab him when I let them out of the coop. He starts up then and
    all through the day.
  5. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Songster

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    He may be least I have a blue silkie roo thats seems too...not with me but he will sneak up behind my banty roo and pull on a tail feather(not hard enough to remove it) and then runs his little legs off even though lil big man ignores him.It is funny to see and the way you say he sneaks up sideways acting like he is pecking the ground really reminds me of him.

    I sure hope thats the case and not turning into a meanie for both of us....

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