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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smarsh2, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Songster

    Sep 1, 2009
    free to a good cook. my 4 month old roo is just nuts. he chased to older hens to day like a hound after a fox. He showed more fight than amore. The hens ran for their life, landing on anything off the ground. I guess their red combs got him going, he isn't nearly as aggressive toward his siblings not yet laying. My wife doesn't think she can eat Rufous, so i will have to find someone else to do so. He is a good sized red sex link if anyone in the area wants him.


  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    put an ad for free roo on your local craigslist and he will go fast.
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:You need to post in the appropriate place and give info on the area you live. You shouldn't have trouble giving him away.
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    can you seperate him until you find a home? for the safety of the girls?
  5. Laney

    Laney Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Spring Hope, NC
    I just gave away 4 Roosters on Craigs list tonight. Within 2 hours of putting up the ad, all the roosters were gone. They even went to homes that did not state they were going to eat them, even though I did not say in the ad that they had to go to homes that would not.

    I hold no illusions that some people lie...but I'm sure that at least my Cochins won't end up someones dinner. The Silver Phoenix on the other hand I'm not sure about, but they were hyper aggressive and if they didn't go in the next few days they were going to be culled.

    You can definitely find homes for them on Craigs list.

  6. smarsh

    smarsh Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    thank you for your suggestions and yes he is separated from the old hens. I was trying to slowly introduce him and the 2 pullets to the flock. He hasn't hurt them yet, but is beginning to fuss over the one that is getting a red comb.

  7. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    When my roosters started that stuff it was with older pullets and they pecked the roosters and ran away from them. Now that the roosters have passed them up in size, they just corner them in, do the rooster dance and take care of business. He probably is misbehaving because he wasn't high up on the pecking order until recently and has to establish himself as being the top dog. I would think that if he is the sole rooster with older hens that they would resist him....like,,"who is this little guy and who the &[email protected]* does he think he is?" At least he knows which hens to chase.

  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Quote:LOL, my mother in law keeps insisting cochins are the perfect meal for one or for making a put of chicken and dumplings. I am starting to think she has it out for my littlest birds [​IMG]
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I too had to jail a roo last night for being overzealous. He was relentless and not letting up...like a mad rooster on meth or something...over and over he worried my hens and finally when I'd had enough, I plucked him right off the back of one of them. Imagine his surprise! [​IMG] [​IMG] He's only six months old and has just come into his roosterdom...and was actually hatched and raised by one of the hens that he's now worrying. He's gorgeous too. I'm hoping that it's only because he's young and hasn't yet learned any manners. I'll let him out of jail every other day, but if he doesn't learn manners soon, he's going the way of craigslist.

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