My roosters are becoming a problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fabfarm, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. fabfarm

    fabfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone I have 2 roosters(1 polish and one easter egger)they won't leave my hens alone And the polish is becoming aggressive towards humans can I do anything?
     
  2. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    Did you look in the BYC Learning Center? click on the box that says Maintaining a Healthy Flock and them click Dealing with Aggressive Roosters. Hope this helps
     
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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I accidentally found something that worked on young eager roos. One of mine had a bleeding toenail, so I bandaged it, and decided to put a few layers of vet wrap on his foot. It certainly slowed his eagerness down. I left it on for a month. He's doing better with the girls now. I guess some of those raging hormones had time to calm themselves.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    How many hens do you have? Your roosters may be being hard on your hens because there aren't enough of them. Also, if they are young, cockerels may be rough because their hormones are raging. Cockerels quiet down as they get older, usually.

    As for the Polish that is becoming mean, there are some things that you can do. You have to show him that you are dominant. When giving treats to your birds, give the hens treats first. If he comes near you while your feeding the hens, shove him away. You can also pin him to the ground until he stops struggling. If he tries to run at you, turn around and speed walk towards him. Hold him on the ground for a few minutes. You can also "peck" him with your finger when he acts up.
     
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  5. fabfarm

    fabfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have nine hens
     

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