Cockerel Help - Aggressive towards pullets?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenTenderKesha, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    This is all normal stuff that cockrels do, they're idiots.
    The severity of it at the start and amount left at the end are the only variables.
    Time in between those two points though is annoying at best.
    So, you can't stop him.
    The best you can do is wait him out and see if he's half full or half empty. ;)
     
  2. doublecrossranch

    doublecrossranch Songster

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    I had this problem too. Second in command was like a teenage boy on Viagra! He broke the beak of the #1 Roo. We finally killed him because he was causing more damage and chaos than cuteness. He is my profile picture. I still miss him even though he was an arshole. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
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  3. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    I haven’t seen either of the boys try to mount the girls. They will dance and tidbit to their hearts content but I haven’t seen any attempts at mounting.. Darn these boys and their young minds :barnie Thank you for your input!

    Thank you, in my opinion he’s already on the half empty side ... all I’m saying is it’s a good thing he’s pretty :gig

    Thank you! Him and Peter don’t seem to scuffle too much. They both grew up together from chicks and neither of them seem to be to worried about the other, they take turns crowing in the morning actually. They don’t seem to mind having to live together at all
     
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  4. doublecrossranch

    doublecrossranch Songster

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    There was no fighting between ours either. I was shocked when I saw the other sweet boy bleeding and missing half his beak.
     
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  5. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    Did he act the same towards you as Artie does to me? The screaming like I’m a predator or something to warn the flock about?
     
  6. doublecrossranch

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    No he acted more like a spoiled child. He would peck any hen that we were giving attention too. He was a little spoiled. He would let my daughter put him in a harness.
     
  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    They all do that.
    I hatched and raised the boys here and they still did it.
    It does stop though.
    I think they just do all the stuff when they're maturing whether it makes sense or not.
    The pullets ignore 99% of it so that says something.:)
     
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  8. Oncoming Storm

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    Ten hens- six laying, at least five pullets
    Three roos- two of breeding age, at least four cockerels and four we still can’t tell what they are.
     
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