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I had to find a new home for my rooster of 4 yrs,he just would not stop attacking me isn't this unus

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by janie's silkies, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. janie's silkies

    janie's silkies In the Brooder

    Dec 26, 2009
    Why do some silkie roosters attack. He had a great home here with his 6 hens. He has free range in a fenced garden, great hen house at night,I had to find him a new home,I'm very sad

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    Thats the nature of roosters, he was just protecting his buddies. can you build a side pen for him.? that is if you still want him?
  3. moomoodiddy

    moomoodiddy Songster

    Jun 7, 2012
    Union County, NC
    did u hatch him or did he come from a place where he could have developed these kind of behavoirs my silkie rooster are perfect gentlemen to me but sometimes geta little cocky with thier hens
  4. janie's silkies

    janie's silkies In the Brooder

    Dec 26, 2009
    He was bought as a very young bird with two hens the same age.ii have young grandchildren who he has tried to attack along with me.ihad to sell him today.i know he took very good care of his hens but I couldn't risk the grand kids getting hurt, no more roosters for me
  5. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

    Dec 14, 2010
    Seminole, Oklahoma
    Try a water hose with a good sprayer before you get rid of him. My rooster turned stupid on me. One day when I was watering he flogged me, so I douched him pretty good and chased him around till he had enough. Never bothered me again [​IMG]
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Sorry your roo had to go but good on your for taking care of your littles first. Even a small rooster can do some damage, and the emotional impact can last a long long time.
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    My wife was attacked as a child, and now at 38(she would not mind me stating her age), she is cautious around our cockerel. He is a Splash Orp, will be 6 months old on Oct.2(we got him at 16 weeks). I did a lot of research on gentle rooster breeds and it came down to Orp's and Brahma's. I am very happy with my choice. Pig Pen is a little standoffish, usually doesn't like it if you come into his "bubble", but will take treats from our hands(that took 3 weeks of patience) and allows us to hold him without much fuss and submits quickly when we do need to inspect him. She still doesn't trust him because he is a rooster, but she is getting more used to him and taking baby steps toward the trust. He will go though at the slightest sign of aggression toward any human.

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