I have a question please help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lmjc, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    By the time I can tell if a rooster is a rooster or not, will it be to late to tame as a lap chicken?? :/
     
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
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    You would have to handle him a lot more that you would with smaller chicks and also give him plenty of tasty treats. This usually helps.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    IMO roosters are best left alone and respected. The either see you as dominant of submissive, never as friends. I wouldn't have a rooster that close to my face/eyes, ever.
     
  4. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best luck I have had with roosters is if I leave them alone. I have 6 roosters and the only one who tries to peck me is the one who I nursed and helped up the roost and held all the time. Here I saved his life and he pecks me. ll my other Roos I never handled and they run from me. If I do pick them up they don't peck me or anything but they don't want to be handled. I don't know if this works or not but I have raised all these Roos and had great luck,
     
  5. Lmjc

    Lmjc Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIRs are an odd bunch, one has a slightly largerr comb than the others, one has a more red comb than the others, one one just looks normal, they are sopposed to be all hens
     

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