Calm a neurotic rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamaKate, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I have a beautiful 1 1/2 year old Buff Orpington roo with serious issues which are now affecting his health. He is so mean to people and hens that he has to live in a 5x 12 ft bachelor pen. He crows when something upsets him ( like losing site of his girls, or somebody flushing the toilet- yes, he can hear it). He has developed stress diarrhea for the second time in a couple of months. Any suggestions for calming him down?
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. mcostas

    mcostas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2010
    Why would you want to keep something that has to be isolated so it doesn't hurt anyone?!? It would be more humane to quickly send him to freezer camp. It's not like there is any shortage of roosters and I'm sure you eat chicken every now and then. Your rooster probably had a pretty good life, better than most.


    Oct 6, 2010
    Van Buren, Ar
    I bought a rooster ( don't know the breed, but a beautiful one) and put in the pen with my rock rooster. My rock has it terrified!! It will not come out of the corner, literally, hides it head, what can I do? It has been 4 days and he is still afraid. I have about 40 hens so I thought I could put another rooster in there without much of a problem, wrong! Help!!!

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