Rooster @ 8 weeks is agressive! Help?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cowhlb, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. cowhlb

    cowhlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two roosters that are about 8 weeks old. They are a Lakenvelder and a Light Brahma. The Light Brahma is starting to peck me whenever I pick him up and he pecks my shoes! The other one doesn't do that. Why is he already mean??
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Is he just pecking or does it look like he's trying to be mean? I have some pullets that love pecking anything that looks like food or interesting (like a button). It does hurt sometimes when they peck. You could tap him on the beak every time he does it. If he's really mean then you may have to train him with more forceful methods.
     
  3. cowhlb

    cowhlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well when I go to pick him up he turns his head around and pecks my hands. And when I put my foot in front of his face to get him to stop pecking my feet he raises his head up like his is going to fight my foot...
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine was like that. He was delicious....
     
  5. lightchick

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  6. cowhlb

    cowhlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The boys who take me on at eight weeks will taste great! You won't be able to make him safe with people; it's not who he wants to be. Mary
     

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