he's a wild one

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beachbum14, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rir rooster maybe a year old and he's nuts. I can't put him with my hens cause he flogs them pecks them all but kills them. I know some of that's to be expected but my goodness that's a little much I think. What do I do? Should I replace him or is there something I can do?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Sometimes RIR roosters can be very aggressive. I've had a few of those myself. When a rooster has that kind of aggression, it's time to cull him from your flock. Not only do you not want to risk him injuring someone, but you don't want to breed that kind of aggression into your flock. If you need a rooster for breeding, there are loads of unwanted roosters out there waiting to be re-homed and you can always pick up a good one. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that's a bummer I like him but oh well. I do wanna breed my hens tho. Thank you
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what Michael said, you don't want a rooster like that in your flock or breeding program.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Never a good reason to keep a bad roo. If he severely injures or kills your hens, you won' t have any chicks. Michael is right, so many roosters needing homes - you could have your pick of some good ones. A nasty roo should be swimming in a pot of soup with noodles.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I also would get rid of him and get a new one
     
  7. beachbum14

    beachbum14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well looks like the wife's gonna be layin out some dumplings tomorrow
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about your rooster, but aggresive ones shouldn't be tolerated.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sorry to hear about your mean rooster!
     

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