Do Roosters get more or less "tame" the older they get?

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  1. slhgoodman

    slhgoodman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 chickens that were suppose to be all hens. I have ended up with 7 hens and one Rooster. He is beautiful and I love the sounds he makes, however he has started to get aggressive only towards me. They are all 20 weeks old. I was wondering if it would get better as time goes on and he's not a teenager anymore, or will it get worse? I don't really want to get rid of him, but I don't like having to watch my back when I go in the run. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    He really is still a "teenager" in the sense that the whole hormone thing is still a new phenomenon to him. Yes, a lot of rrosters do calm down as they get older, probably up to a year old, maybe a little more. He may never be tame in the sense of sitting in your lap, but he will hopefully quit attacking and just keep his distance. In the meantime I would walk toward him, stare him down, back him down, til he backs off. So far this has been enough with mine to avoid actual attacks, til they matured a bit. The idea is to let him know you are the head roo, not him.
     

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