Had to swat rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wood&feathers, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    I guess my pullets are getting older. I was feeding the gang their evening treats last night when my sweet roo grabbed a girl and tried to mount her. As per BYC consensus on making a good rooster, i reached over and pushed him aside. Then I backed him up and he accepted a tummy rub.

    My daughter was irate "Why did you hit the rooster?" I explained that was how you train him to be a good boy. Sigh.
  2. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2009
    Claxton, GA
    I am a newbie. Can you please explain the "making a good roo" technique. I would love any advice..[​IMG]
    Thank you.
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:Here a link to Gritsar's Rooster Reform page (she's a member on here). Alpha roos don't let lower roos mate in front of them, so if you have an aggressive roo and need to establish dominance, you don't let the roo mate in front of you. [​IMG]

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