How to calm down roosters, and make them nice.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gigi1147, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Gigi1147

    Gigi1147 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster bit me, and I want to make him nice and calm.
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending upon his age and what else was happening at the time, he may be trying to dominate you.

    I have a decent barred rock rooster about 2.5 years old. He does not bother me, I have backed him up too many times.

    Just the same, all the hens were standing around the other day with him in the midst. I picked up one of the hens to put on a saddle. He took exception and spurred me on the hand. I can't blame him, he was protecting his girls. When I went to pick her up, she squawked. That must have set him off. If I had been smart, I would have made sure he or she were apart from the other and picked her up then.

    I don't handle my chickens often, so her reaction was not unexpected.

    I can feed them from my hand, but sometimes get pecked when they try to take the food from my hand.

    It all depends upon the circumstances.

    Chris
     
  3. Gigi1147

    Gigi1147 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, he is 6 weeks old.
     

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