My Rooster Keeps Attacking Me. Help!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cotex, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Cotex

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    I have a silkie rooster who attacks me every time i go to feed him and my 2 other silkie hens. He pecks my shoes then he jumps up and scratches me. What do I do?!?!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC!

    How old is your rooster and how many hens do you have for him?
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Cotex

    Cotex New Egg

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    i have 2 silkie hens and he is about 6 months old but was hatched by my Muscovy duck
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    You need more hens. Can you get him about 3 or 4 more, at least? CTKen also gave you some good advice. Also, your cockerel is young and that is the hormonal stage where they go crazy. Hopefully, he'll get over this and everything will go just fine!
     
  6. Cotex

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    Ok thank you TheKindaFarmGal i appreciate it and will bantam hens be okay
     
  7. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you punished the rooster at all for attacking you? I use to have 3 Silkie Roos and 1 was very nice, the other would charge at me and the other would constantly peck my hand even when I wasn't touching him. The one who kept pecking me I would grab his beak and hold it firmly. He seemed to learn then would do it again. He was to the point where I would be petting my hens and would reach over other chickens backs to peck me. The one who charged at me, well he only did it once because I kicked him across the run. Afterwards he knew who was boss although he started to push it before we got rid of them. My point is that there are some bad roosters out there and adding more hens or punishing them won't always work. Sometimes there's nothing you can do.
     
  8. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Shake and Bake.
     
  9. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :lau very true
     
  10. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is true. My husband fixes this very easy! With an ax. [​IMG]
     

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