Raising a nice cockerel

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GimmeCake, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to be getting a day old cockerel soon and I was wondering if anyone has tips on how to make sure it's raised to be friendly and not become brutish when he gets older. Any ideas?
     
  2. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure to show who is boss and since he is only a baby handling him would not hurt
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm raising one right now as well, all I have to say is, show them who is Boss! Oh, and don't cuddle them. [​IMG]
     
  4. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to treat a rooster with respect, but also you need to show him who's boss. Putting a roo on your or somebody else's head or shoulder is not a good idea, since they will think they are the boss of YOU. Also it depends on the breed, for instance Rhode Island Reds and Easter Eggers grow up to be evil most likely, but Plymouth Rocks (Especially barred) and Silkies are some of the sweetest breeds of roosters around
     
  5. GimmeCake

    GimmeCake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about Australorps? Are they evil or sweet?
     
  6. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet.
     

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