How to raise a rooster chick to be nice?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

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    I just hatched sexlinked chicks and I only have one rooster I don’t have all afternoon to handle them but I really really want a docile rooster any tips or advice?
     
  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    Honestly it just comes down to what his personality is. I've had some roosters that I handled every day, but once the testosterone kicked in, they became a nightmare to deal with. But the majority of my roosters have been friendly. So I think it comes down to the individual rooster, and whether his father was aggressive or not. In fact I never breed aggressive roosters, so that the offspring has a smaller chance of being aggressive. But I do think that handling him daily, to show that you are not a threat can definitely help as well. Good luck!
     
  3. MargaretAnneHK

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    I treat my rooster well but I dont become overly friendly with him? NOT that I wouldnt but its the only way I have figured out to keep them from being people aggressive.
     
  4. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

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    Thanks both of you and the father is very very aggressive so I will handle this one more :fl
     
  5. keesmom

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    What are the breeds involved?
     
  6. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

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    they are a blue Andalusian and Barred Rock mix! Very pretty the top is silver!
     

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