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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MontanaGirlJo, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. MontanaGirlJo

    MontanaGirlJo New Egg

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    Introducing myself from Montana, I'm Jo!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Jo, welcome to BYC. What type of poultry do you have?
     
  3. MontanaGirlJo

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    2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rock, 1 Rhode Island Red.... The other ended up being male. He's beautiful but huge. And a jerk sometimes.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Keep your eye on the 'jerk', and if his attitude escalates, coq au vin is a really good recipe.
     
  5. MontanaGirlJo

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    Lmao I've heard that. Was reading thru the posts and sometime said white vinegar seems to calm them down? Might try it. My original quest was for what to do about him pulling feathers when mounting...
     
  6. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Jo, nice to have you here!
     
  7. MontanaGirlJo

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    Thanks! Glad to have this resource available. It's been a long time since I had chickens and don't remember it all.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Jo, what do you know? Okay that's really lame from the olden days. I don't think your roo is being a jerk. I think the grab feathers to help keep them from falling off. Of course a rooster can handle 10 hens. If there are much less, he will keep breeding the same ones over & over = lots of bald spots
    and claw marks on the hens.
     
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  9. MontanaGirlJo

    MontanaGirlJo New Egg

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    Oh the feather thing and him being a jerk are two separate situations. I can understand that he's gonna pull of some feathers. I just wasn't sure how to help protect the hens....
    He's a jerk to me... I'm not afraid of him but I don't trust him. He really is a huge bird. Used to have to push him away with a yard stick to keep distance. It's like the whole "come at me bro" attitude
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    If you ask me, no sense keeping an aggressive cockbird. Having to watch your back makes keeping chickens no fun at all.
     

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