Nosy Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KatyBecca, May 16, 2016.

  1. KatyBecca

    KatyBecca New Egg

    May 16, 2016
    My neighbors rooster has discovered my hens. He is lingering in front of my coop and will not go away. What kind of problems could I expect if I let my girls out? Would he try and bring some of my girls home with him? He only has one hen of his own at his coop. I do not have a rooster in my flock.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I guess he could try and lure them away or he might like to move into your coop!! My main concern would be what if any diseases or parasites he could be bringing to your coop. Please do pop by the behaivour section where I'm sure members will be able to offer you more advice. Here is the link ~

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock - if it isn't a neighbors rooster, then it's free running dogs, or feral cats. If people would responsibly care for their animals it would really be sweet!

    Maybe you could get one of those motion detector sprinklers that shoots out a stream of water. I don't think chickens like to be doused. It won't harm him and may end the problem without fighting with neighbors.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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