mean rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brooster, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have 1 buff orpington rooster, who thinks he is big stuff. he wont let anyone other than me in the run only because he knows i will beat him up [​IMG] i cant pick him up when he is outside (maybe all roosters are likethat, i dun o) but i can pick him up when he is in the coop (because i can catch him) is there any way i can make him nice, and able to be picked up. or should i get a new rooster next year and take him to get processed? What is a well behaved rooster? I know you can get a mean rooster from any breed, but what is a commonly nice rooster? Also if i had a nice rooster. would i be able to keep call ducks in the coop with the chickens or would the rooster kill the ducks.
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Anyone? :|
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Your rooster dosen't really sound mean to me.
    He's just following his instincts to protect the flock.

    My roosters won't let me pick them up outside of the run, but don't mind it at all inside it, so to me that would be normal.
  4. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    I don't know that much myself, but my roos are the same. I can pick them up in the coop cuz I can catch them. Outside, it's not going to happen.

    Keeping others out of the run can be a good thing. He's protecting the girls and that's what I would want from a roo. (As long as you don't have to worry about him attacking any small children.)

    There are other posts here about keeping ducks with chickens. I have both. Personally, I wouldn't want the two together, because ducks are SO messy, and there is too much moisture involved, which can make chickens sick. I know some people have made it work though.

    I've heard Buff Orps are some of the nicer roos, often. So many people post about problem roos, just playing the odds, if you process him and get another one next year, you might end up with an even worse one.

    Edited to add: your bunnies are very cute. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2007
  5. Olive

    Olive In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2007
    Cedar Rapids, Ia
    I have a BO rooster who thinks he is the MAN. Everytime I let him out of the barn he does that chicken dance. One time I happened to have on my pink pj's on, instead of my jeans and he tried to spur me. He does not like pink or my toes. I can't wear sandles that show my toes. It upsets him and he pecks at them and that looks like I'm doing a chicken dance. [​IMG]
  6. joshchickens

    joshchickens In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2007
    yeah my rooster was mean till i beat him senseless now hes really nice to me!! he still wont let anyone else in the coop or he will attack them. They just wanna protect the rest of the flock.
  7. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Scare him with a laser pointer. I did that once on a dog and it stopped being mean. I also have a fish who keeps bullying other fish in my tank but when I scared it with my laser pointer it hid behind a rock for days. When it came out of the rock, it stopped picking on the other fish and became nice.

    Oh hail the great laser pointer! May your power teach this rooster a lesson! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007

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