My rooster is suddenly acting weird

Sally PB

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I just read this online:

"Properly purging dirt from the system requires opening up the unit and removing the components. You should not attempt to do this yourself because you could easily cause more damage than you’ll fix. A trained HVAC specialist will know how to clean your AC safely and efficiently."

Your chickens are going to sit on top of the AC unit too, and probably poop on it. Can you rearrange your run so that it AC unit is out side of it?

A cover will probably be enough when you're not using it.

Where are you located? Knowing your climate helps us give you better advice. You can add it to your profile; just your state -- or country if you're outside the US -- is helpful enough.
 

aart

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Ok, I do not really have an option on the air conditioner, but I will try to make it more cluttered. What could happen with the air conditioner? I have the top covered, where you can see the fan. Will that help?
That will impede the function of the AC unit, could damage it.
 

PandaGirl

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You could always put him in rooster jail too. Put the boy in a dog cage, in the run, with food and water, until he calms down
Do you think that I should do this, or should I just leave him with the others. I live in St.Louis by the way.
 
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My run has a place in the corner to sun bath, 2 roosts, a chair ,a feeding station and places to get up high and compost pile in the corner.It looks a mess but keeps them from getting bored.I use leaves for bedding and they scratch around in it all day.
 

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Do you think that I should do this, or should I just leave him with the others. I live in St.Louis by the way.
I did for my cockerel, before I got rid of him. I can't have cockerels where I live and my guy was being a jerk to the ladies so he went in rooster jail. A dog cage in the run with food and water. He was only in there for about two weeks, don't know how long you would have to keep yours in there, depends on the bird
 
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No, raised by humans with the same hens that he is with now. I will try and fix the AC thing. Thanks for the advice!

I have an almost 5 month old cockerel who tries the same thing with my pullets. I have a much older cockerel who puts him in his place every time he tries 🤣

I wouldn't say it is a sign he will be mean. He is just filled with hormones right now and wants to mate.
Roosters that can "walk the line" under older roosters make good roosters over a flock! :thumbsup
 

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PandaGirl

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I did for my cockerel, before I got rid of him. I can't have cockerels where I live and my guy was being a jerk to the ladies so he went in rooster jail. A dog cage in the run with food and water. He was only in there for about two weeks, don't know how long you would have to keep yours in there, depends on the bird
How long should I let him keep on pulling on there neck feathers until he is just being mean. I will do this, but I would like him to try and get over it himself. Will he do it himself?
 

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