Hi from California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hennypenney, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chirping

    108
    20
    91
    Jul 24, 2013
    Galt, CA
    Happy to be here. Every time I have a question about raising chickens, this site pops up..so needed to join. Lots of great stuff here.
    I have a rooster who has attacked me once and attempted 2 other times. Only wanted hens, but guess with orpingtons hard to tell sex. Don't want to get rid of him, but he's making it hard for me to even spend any time in the pen. Any suggestions besides the obvious? : )) Thank you.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    105,352
    81,804
    1,677
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    why would you want to keep him? When so many good roosters are begging for homes there is NO reason to keep a bad one.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    25,644
    1,967
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, hennypenny, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I've heard of people taking an old broom out with them and swatting a mean rooster. After a few times he gets the picture. Won't do much to tame him but at least you won't be getting attacked. Good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    12,404
    527
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Soup pot or re-home him in my opinion.
     
  5. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chirping

    108
    20
    91
    Jul 24, 2013
    Galt, CA
    You are right. Hens probably would like it better also. : ))
     
  6. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chirping

    108
    20
    91
    Jul 24, 2013
    Galt, CA
    That's what everyone says. His days are numbered..: ))
     
  7. hennypenney

    hennypenney Chirping

    108
    20
    91
    Jul 24, 2013
    Galt, CA
    Thank you for the welcome and advice!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    84,499
    3,994
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

    33,754
    770
    446
    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. Rainy Morning

    Rainy Morning Chirping

    140
    1
    61
    Jul 26, 2013
    Georgia
    Welcome to BYC, hennypenney, we're glad to have you here!

    About the rooster... you could always find a new home for him or let him run around outside the pen, eating fresh grass and insects instead.

    If that doesn't cure it, you've got a pot, right?

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: