Could I be the rooster?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingpurple, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    I have Ms Pissy. Decided to keep her.[​IMG] Why, is still a question in my mind, other than she is sweet as pie to me. [​IMG]

    So.....After attacking 2 hens in the coop tonight, [​IMG] I walked in through the door to check for eggs, and she came in through the pop door. I was NOT happy, so I reached for her, and she bowed to me. [​IMG] I was going to grab her but I decided to try something I read on here. So I rubbed her on the upper back,and head, as she likes. She LOVED it and melted. I moved it to the lower back tail feathers and fluffed a little,and she stuck her behind up [​IMG], as if it was okay to do more [​IMG] , my questions are....

    Since she is SO mean to the other hens, can I take advantage of this dominance, I seem to have, to help control her BAD, AGGRESSIVE behaviour?? I had to use my stick ( a broken piece of wood from the 1st outdoor roost we made) to push her gently to the back of the indoor roost, last night, because she had a hen stuck on a very tiny metal shelf thing, from work, that I hang my coop cleaning tools on.[​IMG] That hen was having trouble holding on, and she would not allow her to get on the roost.

    Can I use this, and how? I feel this is the time to set the limits.

    Any ideas? any thoughts? any anything? Thanks:)
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    You are the rooster. [​IMG] My most irritating hen was the last to squat for me, she really resisted. I take advantage of their submission every time I go in the run. They squat, I put my hands on their backs and ruffle their feathers. Then they shake it off. I wouldn't be surprised if it strengthens bonds. But to answer your question, roosters absolutely settle disputes between hens. It's worth a try. You could take a broomstick or small branch to extend your reach.

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