Rooster behavior

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

  1. pegnruss

    pegnruss New Egg

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    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

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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

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    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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