My Rooster... is mating with my foot???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CarlitosRussito, May 6, 2016.

  1. CarlitosRussito

    CarlitosRussito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, you know how roosters move when mating? Yup, that's how my brahma rooster gets my shoe everytime I come outside to check on him. I don't know why he does it, I feed him right and give him plenty of water, he has his hen(They are both free range since I have another rooster in the main hen house). The hen is currently in an incubation period and I never see him mate with her(the last time they were together was a month ago.) Has anyone else had a rooster done this to them?
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd be readjusting his behavior ASAP! This is not a good thing, and won't improve unless you fix it. How old is he? Is he too 'friendly' with you in other ways? Mary
     
  3. CarlitosRussito

    CarlitosRussito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He follows me everywhere, is about 4 years old. I also raised him from a chick. We occasionally have a fight with each other(we play this way), other times he will approach me and stand next to me.
     
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I doubt that he's 'playing' when he fights, and there's no way 'mating behavior' is a good thing. It's good that he's already four, and hasn't hurt you or anyone else yet. Mary
     
  5. CarlitosRussito

    CarlitosRussito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will often attack my brothers and sisters( of course he never catches them, cause if he sees me come out, he goes to me instead).
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like you have a very frustrated rooster. Most mature roosters need between 8 to 10 hens. Too few, and you can have issues. Get more girls to spread his love. And he really shouldn't be 'fighting' humans or trying to mate them. He should see you as the top bird, so to speak, and respect your space.
     
  7. CarlitosRussito

    CarlitosRussito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is aggression towards me?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    By mounting your foot, he is exerting his dominance over you. Not good.
     
  9. CarlitosRussito

    CarlitosRussito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I show I'm above him, as owner above pet?
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pick him up and carry him around, chase him around, make him move out of your way when he's in front of you...
    You want him to maintain a respectful distance from you. He should never voluntarily come into your personal space. Lots of first time owners make the mistake of trying to make 'pets' of their roosters, only to find out the hard way that it's not a good idea.
     

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