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Can a rooster stay friendly???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PurpleChicken, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My 14 week old Cali White rooster has become my bestest buddy. He's
    my friendliest bird and has quite a personality. He's just starting to
    crow and is trying to do the "rooster dance" with a few of the pullets.

    One of my friends who has had thousands of chicken(really thousands)
    tells me the rooster will get mean once his hormones kick in. Another
    friend with a lot of chicken experience says this is not neccessarily true.

    Anyone have super friendly roosters? Did they go through stages?

    Thanks All!!!!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some go though stages and I've had some nice ones turn into the devil, but they don't have to. I had a rooster once who was so nice I could pick him up and carry him around how ever I wanted. He died of a broken spirit after a roo 6 years younger took his place as alpha roo.

    There is hope for your roo and he can be friendly for life. This won't be in stone though because as all animals are, they can be unpredictable.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    They absolutely can remain friendly
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Thanks silkie & Rooster. I really hope he stays nice. From the way he is now
    I just can't imagine him changing.
  5. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    My big daddy Barrock is very friendly....until u try to pick him up!Once you have him he becomes friendly again.lol:)
  6. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    Some will stay friendly, some will get as mean as a rattlesnake. It depends on the rooster.

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