Help me please, first timer =(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by beanntony, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. beanntony

    beanntony New Egg

    Jun 21, 2009
    We got our chickens in May, 2009, 27 hens and 3 roosters. We ordered only 2 roos but got 3. The roosters add so much to our hen house and we love them all, but now, at 5 months old, one has tried to attack me several times and another is starting to approach me everytime I try to go into the hen house. I haven't been back in it in a couple of weeks and I won't. I have a bad leg and won't hurt myself over a rooster. I love my chickens and my roosters but I want to get rid of the roos. I want my hen house back, I miss interacting with them, gathering the eggs, petting them to sleep on my lap [​IMG]) I don't know what to do with them, don't want them to have to die, not sure where to even begin to find them a good home. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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  2. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    I think many people here have had success with Craigslist.
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    you could also post in your state's where are you where am i thread
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    I would definitely get rid of the one that's attacking you. I'd hold off on the other two unless you are getting aggressive behaviors from the second roo. I have a roo that comes running every time I come near because he wants attention and to see if I have treats--he's bossy enough with the other birds, but never with me, and he hasn't injured any of the others so he stays. Definitely try Craig's list and see if you can find a new home for the aggressive one!
  5. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    I'm no expert but have read other posts on this site that suggest teaching the rooster that you are the dominant one by picking him up and holding him until he stops struggling. I guess they interpret this as a wrestling match that they lose and then they might accept you at the top of the pecking order. You might have to do it repeatedly for a week or two but it sounded like it worked.

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