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Have to cull my rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wingstone, May 19, 2012.

  1. Chickmama74

    Chickmama74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one rooster that I had to take out of the coop. I am letting him roam free. Thankfully I have to coop far enough away from the road where I know he will not make it down there just yet. I wanted him to have a friend that he could be with so I let another rooster out with him. He was too aggressive with all of the other chickens that I have. Since I let them out they get along with eath other and they hang out together. They don't attack anyone thank goodness. In fact when my son and I are out there by the coop they sneak up behind us and they are friendly enough were we can pet and hold them. Letting the Meany rooster and his friend out was the best thing that I could have done for the coop. Yes there is still tiffs but every think seems to be better for all. I find the two rooster hiding in the tall grass. My son calls it the chicken safari.
     
  2. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input and i really have tried to work with him, but now I have to consider the safety of the kids, I would rather watch my grandkids running around and having fun then to have them constantly looking over their shoulder for the rooster....he has drawn blood on me so I can imagine what he would do to kids.....i have 4 young roosters growing up in a different pen hopefully I can get a good one or two.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Just ask the lady whose toddler was attacked in the face... No place for a mean roo. Re-home him or eat him...
     
  4. mammasilkie

    mammasilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    do you care what breed your roo is? if you dont you should look into silkie roos[​IMG], mine are sweethearts, even when they crossed with my australorp the two silkie crosses are close to two years old and have never attacked me or anyone else. they have had a sweet temper. i would know. haha i have five silkie roos and two australorp silkie crossed roos with only eight hens right now and they dont fight! good luck!
     
  5. mammasilkie

    mammasilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    why couldnt you just put him in that pen without the girls? that seems to calm them down a bit.
     
  6. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Agressiveness is a trait you don't want to pass along to any chicks. Eat him......
     
  7. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too had a mean roo, he really wouldn't bother me, I've subdued him many times to lock him in his own coop, but man he would go for other people all the time, and i just can't have it. He did learn his final lesson the hard way....
     
  8. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait wait wait!

    Most roosters go through this stage when they are at that 'teenage' age. There hormones are going crazy and they are showing off to the girls. As he gets a little older he will should settle down.

    I am no fan of 'training' then to be nicer. I think the more you handle them, the less they get frightened of you, realising that you are not going to actually hurt or kill them!

    Not letting him mate with the hens and stuff, and you trying to act like top rooster will make him see you as competition. He will think you are another rooster. Roosters should see you as a Human and humans are in charge of everything in the chicken area.

    Please just give him a couple more months. I think that the younger rooster will be just as aggressive when he gets to that age. I found all my roosters are very gently and calm down after that time, and also treat the hens nicer.

    In the mean time, don't allow your grandchildren into the chicken area.

    I am only giving you this advise as it sounds like you like your rooster and don't want to have to get rid of him. If you did not care about him, then I would just eat him.
     
  9. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 14 months old would you consider that a teenager??? And you are right, I really do not want to get rid of this rooster, he is excellent with the girls, ushers them to safety when the vultures are around, will find food but not eat untill all hens are done, I have been trying to ignore him, but when he attachs himself to my leg with spurs it gets a little tough to ignore...He was always a little aggressive but has gotten worse since we had to put fences up, we were losing to many with traffic, he comes at you as soon as you open the gate, after you are in there for awhile he ignores you???? I am gonna give him a little while but if he doesn't calm down over the summer he will have to go, my grandkids now walk around the yard asking where's waldo(his name) because they know to watch out for him, he can get out of the run but very seldom does.
     
  10. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Forgive me if this has been posted but when looking over all the replies I can't find if it was mentioned the breed of the bad boy! [​IMG] not that it matters I'm just curious.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2012

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