PTSD with Roosters and now my favorite "girl" is one!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cmullet, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Henry&Friends

    Henry&Friends Songster

    May 6, 2018
    Henry VIII II absolutely terrorized my family for three long years before dropping dead out of the blue. Pretty cool, cause I didn’t have to dispatch Henry VIII III, who is now a total sweetheart, because he interacts with people as little as possible and doesn’t try to fight at all. Let him prove hisself before you make any decisions, watch how he treats the girls and you.
    Miss Lydia likes this.
  2. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    I agree with @Ridgerunner - what are your goals and fear isn’t a great emotion to have with your chickens. And you have a GOOD reason for this- TWO ER TRIPS!! WOW!

    Maybe you just want girls for now. So get rid of the boy. If you want to keep him, maybe for your own well-being he gets his own enclosure for much of the day or all the tine to ride out the teenage hormone surge.

    So assess your goals, and then make a decision. It won’t be wrong, because you’ll be achieving your goals.

    Good luck.
  3. WallyBirdie

    WallyBirdie Songster

    Aug 2, 2019
    Don't give up hope if you're comfortable with your roo. There are nice ones. If you can get through your fear and continue to love on your favorite bird, go for it. If you are uncomfortable or if he becomes a problem, a new home might be in order. Use your best judgement.

    Good luck!
  4. MandaH

    MandaH Chirping

    Feb 19, 2019
    One thing that really helps with roosters is to never show fear. If there is ever any aggression, make sure you do not act scared. The only times I have ever had roosters was when a rooster thought he was in charge of me. Once I learned to smack a rooster or charge it when it wanted to intimidate me then they acknowledged me as top rooster which lead to respect and no more problems
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    I have a game /game Bantam rooster he is 10 yrs old best rooster ever. Watches over his girls and is fearless. Roosters can be a great asset to a flock. I hope yours proves to be a great one also!

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