Rooster behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pegnruss, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. pegnruss

    pegnruss New Egg

    Jun 23, 2015
    I have a Buff Braham rooster that I have raised from a chick, he is 1 year old now. I handled him when he was growing up so that he would stay away from me when I went in the pen and he has done that until about 2 weeks ago when he started to challenge me. My 8 hens have been laying since last June when they started reaching maturity so they aren't a problem and their eggs are wonderful. Through the winter I still got at least one egg a day, now they are up to maybe 7 a day. So i am happy with them. I just don't like Roo challenging me. Any suggestions?
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    don't back down.You can always give ago at rehabilitating him,or throw em in a pot.Run at him with your hands flying at him,nudge rouhly. Grab him and hold him down.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Walk through him, not around. Carry a squirt bottle and/ or a big stick, and move him out of the way. He will probably escalate his behavior, and need to go to the freezer. Mary
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    X2. It's spring and the hormones are ranging. If he can settle down, good.....if not there are often good roosters in need of a home.

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