Rooster behavior and what to do

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ldelorto, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. ldelorto

    ldelorto In the Brooder

    May 4, 2013
    Auburn Massachusetts
    Rooster question... This is my first and only rooster. About 9 months old SLW. He does a really good job of protecting the girls, but a little "too good". They can't free range anymore cause he will attack my dog, and lately he has been charging at me when I go get eggs or let them out in the morning. He won't to my husband. How normal is this? He doesn't have much for Spurs yet but I'm worried this could be a problem eventually. Are there ways to work with him?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Sounds like a familiar issue. Sometimes Roos can be rehabilitated not to attack humans and if you are happy to put the time and effort required then well and good. I'd suggest typing "managing roos" or some such thing in the search box as I know that there is a wealth of info there that may help guide your decision-making.

    Good luck


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