Help i need to know about roosters

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  1. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are there anything that i need to know about raising roosters? And anything important or weird that they do?
    thanks
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine Crows constantly and very loudly. He hates flip flops and gets very offended if my son shows him the bottom of his shoe. I trimmed his spurs and they bled a lot - I was careful and I used a dog nail trimmer. We never enter the run with out a stick in case he attacks. He attacks without provocation. If mine keeps it up he is going to be coco vin and fast. I have a new little roo in the brooder waiting to grow up and take his place so RAZZAMATAZZ's Days are numbered!
    Caroline
     
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  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will keep an eye out for predators, especially airborne ones, and warn the flock. Also they like to find goodies and call the hens over to show them where they are. Some will fiercely protect their hens and position in the flock, others are pussy cats.
     
  5. Chickenlover7711

    Chickenlover7711 Out Of The Brooder

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    mine so far is a total pussy cAT [​IMG]
     
  6. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My White Leghorn is always crowing. I also though have the broom ready in case he wants to get at me. My Wife & Kids won't go into the coop. My daughter chose the right name for him though when He was born. He struts around like Ric Flair the professional wrestler, so he got the name Flair. If he get much more aggressive though he may be called Dinner.
     
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Quote:Treat them like a male animal that can inflict harm. Never assume that , since you have fed him and held him since he was a chick, that he will not harm you. It is best to treat roosters with a level of respect and keep him knowing you are boss roo or a potential predator.

    Don't let him eat while you are there, don't let him breed while you are there, don't let him get too comfortable around you. Some roos don't need too much of this type of training, some do.

    If you want a pet, get a dog or cat. If you want a flock master who is every vigilant, treat him like one.

    Some folks can get by with petting and coddling a roo and never have a moment of trouble...but most of the posts on here complaining about aggressive roos start out "he was so sweet when he was little and would let me hold him and pet him" or " I have always fed him treats out of my hand, but now...."

    These are roos that see you as a subordinate in the flock, or view you as no physical threat but something that is around his hens and must be banished.

    Try to be neither and you should have a good roo experience. I've never had to cull a roo for excessive aggressiveness towards humans after schooling one to know that I rule the roost and not he.

    A good roo calls out a warning when threats appear around the flock. A good roo attempts to protect his hens...even from you. A good roo knows that you are bigger, stronger, more aggressive and must be avoided for safety reasons. A good roo is not overly aggressive with hens and does not bully youngsters.

    They crow...this cannot be changed. You do not need one in order for the hens to lay eggs.

    That's about it.... [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickenlover7711

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    okay thanks for all the advise
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Curious... at what age does this normally happen?
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    About the time he reaches sexual maturity...this varies chicken to chicken but should start about 4-6 mo. of age. Some folks report roos that do this even later but usually before 1 yr. of age.
     

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