Flapping roo, what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkiesRawesome, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome In the Brooder

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    My 5-ish month old Silkie roo stands up very straight and flaps his wings when I either come near him or "chick chick chick" at him. Wondering what this means? I assume he's trying to protect his lady friends from me, but hoping maybe it means he's happy to see me or something? [​IMG]

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  2. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Songster

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    I think it means he's thinking of challenging you. I would not allow him to do that. I would take a broom or something and give him a whop (not hard) and make him move away. I don't even let my rooster stay in the coop if I'm in it. I make him go outside and stay there until I leave.
     
  3. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome In the Brooder

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    EEk, is there any alternative to hitting him? In general I'm just not a fan of physical discipline for animals...
     
  4. joemwm

    joemwm In the Brooder

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    your rooster is showing off his virility he is starting to mature
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:Do a search on how to train a roo on good behavior. There are many threads out there on it. I would start now though. You could wind up with a big problem.
     
  6. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome In the Brooder

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    I'm on it, thanks!
     
  7. joemwm

    joemwm In the Brooder

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    and you don't have to hit him I use what I call the walk though method walk directly at him and make him move out of your way I have a very large columbian rock roo that my wife was scared of til she started doing it,it stopped his agressive behavior towards her
     

  8. silkiesRawesome

    silkiesRawesome In the Brooder

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    Appreciate it! Esp because when you Google rooster training, all it has is how to train them to fight! So would picking him up and petting him when he does this be a bad idea? Can I kill it with kindness or does that reinforce the negative behavior?
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:Everything depends on the rooster; they're all different, just like people, and they're just as hard to change if they're the sort that you don't want to be around.
     
  10. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

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    I usually flap my "wings" back at them and walk toward them until they back off when my roos try that wing flapping nonsense. [​IMG]
     

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