In the Brooder
- Dec 29, 2012
I am beside myself. After nursing Merle back to health in December and setting him up in his own little kingdom he has started attacking me when I enter their large pen. Im trying to figure out what I might have done to cause him to do this. I had noticed when I brought their treats in thathe wouldnt eat right awaywith the girls. Since he was so sick with the swollen eyes infection I thought maybe he was having trouble seeing and started showing him the treats first and offering some to him. He never took any. Only afer this did I read how protective roosters are of their hens and how the hens eat first. Right about that time he started going for me. I was away this weekend and my husbandtook care of them. He said Merle looked him over but never went for him. I got back this evening and when I entered the coop he lunged at me to the point that I have a nice knot on my that Im sure will bruise. Im afraid of what will happen when I clean the coop his weekend, What if Im on all four cleaning out the shavings and he goes for my head? Myhusband cant be with me all the time and I dont want him to be. I dont want t be afraid of my "relaxing hobby" and I love Merle. He's not more than 6 months old. What's going on??