Rooster acting aggressive

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KLF-NH, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. KLF-NH

    KLF-NH Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently acquired two 1 yr old hens to add to my flock of 5. I have them quarantined in a separate shed for safety. The rooster knows they're there, he's looked at them through a window and can obviously hear them. The flock free ranges every afternoon and puts themselves to roost by 7:15 then I go lock them in for the night. But last night the rooster waited outside for me and attacked me!!! He seemed very angry. I proceeded to display my dominance and pinned him on the ground and held him there for a few minutes to send a message. Tonight he didn't attack but I could tell he was upset! Do you think this will continue or should he return to normal behavior once the new hens are added? I really enjoy having him and hate to have to get rid of him. Advice please! Thanks.
     
  2. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had your rooster?
     
  3. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes my rooster will get nervous and come up to me to attack, but most days he is docile with me. I think it could depend on the breed too. What breed is he?
     
  4. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (oh, I should note too that my rooster never actually attacks- but does get up close and personal- I've been scratched and pecked at on the leg- the worst. He always does it nervously though- He knows. I think if he feels threatened- feels his life is in danger he does this. Otherwise, he is a very loving roo.
     
  5. KLF-NH

    KLF-NH Out Of The Brooder

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    He is a barred rock and he's 22 wks old
     
  6. KLF-NH

    KLF-NH Out Of The Brooder

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    It really caught me off guard. He's typically calm and comes running when I whistle for him.
     
  7. KLF-NH

    KLF-NH Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone else experienced this? He was waiting for me again tonight but acted skiddish.
     
  8. chart

    chart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just posted mine on Craigslist. He'll go after anyone that runs or backs off. He's threatened me twice, but I caught him and carried him around. Now he's scared to death of me. As much as I'd like to keep him, I don't trust him with other people. I let mine out every morning unless I know someone is coming by, but it's a pain when someone drops by unannounced. I have grandkids so it almost as bad as having a mean dog. Make up your own mind if it's worth the hassle to watch him constantly. It's kind of breaking my heart because he's great with the hens. If I kept him penned, I'd keep him.
     

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