Roo becoming aggressive

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickalicia, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BBRed roo that has become aggressive over night. Heis about one yr old almost. He chases the hens not to mate either he also chases on the outside of their cage my chicks. Is this normal and why over night is he doing this? Nothing new has been added.
     
  2. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hormones. He will calm down after several months probably. He is a feisty breed though.
     
  3. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has been ok lol. But not like this. He won't let me hold or touch him or the hens won't either. But these last few days especially today boy oh boy he is feisty! Lol [​IMG] ok. So nothing I can do to help? I talk to him tell him it's ok and stuff w soft voice he looks at me lol and kinda stops then goes right back.
     
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  5. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. How cute! Never heard of that. But I would try only he doesn't let me touch him. I will def try tho. He is a character. Love his personality Ty for link I will give it a try [​IMG]
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How old are the chicks?
    They might be making him anxious.

    Is he free range with the hens?
    He may just be 'going bad'.

    Maybe crate him for awhile?
     
  7. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my roo and hens in their own coop. It's big. I can't let any of them out on own due to neighbors and dogs. So inside are two more cages coops. That's how it's set up. If u can picture that [​IMG] my roo jaxx is even getting skittish of me. Even tho I never can touch him from beginning he runs fast lol jumps and hips to side when I squat down to talk to him and try to reach out slowly. He wil look at me n if I get to close that's when he moves. He acts like he is missing something lookin for it that's only way to explain.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I wonder if maybe there was a predator trying to visit?

    Are the chick on one of the other cages in the coop...how long have they been there?
     
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    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't handle my roosters unless they need something done. They are expected to move out of my way as I walk through the flock, and not think bad thoughts about threatening me. If he's respectful of you and your space, that's good. If he is harassing or injuring the hens, move him on. Mary
     
  10. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only predators could be my neighbors cats but no way inside their coop. I put the chicks outside that he stalks lol everyday. They wer from an incubator and I have had them inside since born. They are getting big enough to go outside now. But Iam also thinkn that maybe cuz I can seei have at least two Roos in them. Idk. Maybe cuz his fav hen is sitting on eggs now? I still let him now Iam boss but Iam gentle also. Cuz I read if confrontative to them then Roos will become more towards you is that correct? The chicks are going to remain outside now in separate coop within main coop with the other hen he's ok then like pecks on her kinda like a pecking order deal. I don't see him mating w her and she has stopped laying eggs. She is same age as roo
     

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