Not A Big Worry, But How To Fix This?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Angry Hen, May 28, 2017.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello,

    This isn't 'too' important...
    But my Del/Dork rooster is VERY timid.

    I can't hold him. When I walk in the coop,
    I have to hold the door closed or else he'll push through when trying to escape!

    He mated with another hen and the baby took his scare genes!
    So now I have two beautiful birds I can't hold! Or feed!

    I am able to pick up the baby (a hen) but not for long.
    And when I pick up my rooster (after catching him) he'll kick me!

    He only lets me pet him when he's not looking!
    I know the "simple" methods...Read the following...

    Including methods like feeding him and talking to him.
    Showing him I won't hurt 'his' hens.

    I have tried those! Thanks!
    Let me know other methods please!

    -The Angry Hen
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go in at night and catch him when he can't see, take him somewhere in a place that he can semi-see and knows who has him. Don't give into his kicking, hold his legs tight! Repeat this every night, and as he tames down, every day. I have a Phoenix rooster that used to be like that, now he stands there, and waits for me to come pick him up. Do the same thing with the hen
     
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  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you so much!
    I will have to try that method!

    I actually never thought of that,
    good idea!

    -The Angry Hen
     
  4. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
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  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Your welcome!
     

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