i think sunny is gonna get the boot....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justino, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Sunny, my leghorn roo is becoming meaner and meaner for no reason....not at chickens but at me! I really dont want to give him away but i dont want a mean roo in my flock....so i think we are gonna give him away.....he pecks hard at my hand and pecks at my back....not like a hen play peck but a hurting bite! I try to handle him everyday but it doesnt seem to do anything....so hes gonna go. [​IMG]
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    I know whatcha mean, I have a silkie roo (imagine, a little silkie) who is getting meaner, now he grabs the girls by the feathers and makes them scream. Every morning when they all pile out of the coop, he jumps out and chases the other roos back in.
    So my bachelor pad is done, and the 3 trouble makers (2 BLP too), have gone into there. I need to rehome them, I have 3 other roos with the girls that don't seem like trouble makers.
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    oh yeah, sunny is my test egg....my very first chick hatched.....i cant beleive he turned out like ths... [​IMG]
  4. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    My leghorn roo Henry is the same way with me. Very good with his girls but seems to hate people now. I handle it 3 ways. I catch him at night and carry him around awhile and make him sit on my lap. I have a big sq box that I put over him when I'm trying to do something in the run and also as someone else suggested I have a squirt bottle with apple cider vinegar and water in it and I get him right in the face with it. He backs down real fast. In fact he knows what that blue bottle is now and tries to avoid it when he can.

    I've been told that leghorn roos have a reputation for acting like this.

  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    roosters will turn mean sooner or later.lest ways most will get mean.your only choice is to put up with them or cull them.an personally id cull them.because you cant have you or your kids getting hurt by the roo.i wont have a roo with my hens at all.
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I have a couple of leghorn roosters that I have had for about 3 yrs and they are only mean to other roosters that try to get to their hens but they don't bother us humans at all. Now the polish roosters were mean and my beautiful Pendenca rooster is starting to get mean toward my dd who is 12 yrs old.

  7. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    My roo was getting mean and I was mainly scared for my grandkids, I could still make him leave me alone though, but he was attacking everyone else.
    He's in the freezer now and my girls don't miss him a bit.
  8. bills

    bills Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    Too bad, being your first test egg and all. I think I would change his name to "Stew". Who needs to put up with attitude from a bird...[​IMG]
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    It could be an agressive strain that his parents and generation where. Comapnies dont care about niceness of the bird as long as it lays eggs. They where not meant for pets just egg production. It really blows that he may have to go. I am so sorry [​IMG]
  10. hillcountrychickens

    hillcountrychickens In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2007
    Dripping Springs, TX
    My Araucana rooster was really nice to me, very gentle, but ended up attacking one of my hens badly. He tore off the entire back of her neck behind the head. I could see bone.

    She lived but sadly he did not. I always wondered if it was because my chickens don' t free range but are in yard...

    To heal her wound, I sprayed it with first-aide spray, then liquid bandage. Worked great, just FYI for chicken wounds that are large.

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