Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckcluckluke, Jul 8, 2014.
9 roosters. Named: Romeo, Cha Chi, Piere, Scruffles, Cinnamon, Ravioli, Kip, Waffles, Sir, and Lucky
Let's see...Roger,Larry,Indy,Patch,The Twins,Slick,BooBoo,Shifty and Roscoe. That's 10...oh we can't forget Dummy...so that's 11.
Let me clear that up..Roger, Larry are the Roosters...the rest of them are cockrels.
I just found out that one of my pullets is a cockerel and now im not sure how to deal with that info lol i hear that now i cant handle him as much anymore cause itll make him aggressive or something im just confused now lol. Hes four wks.
I guess I did the wrong thing with my cockerel because I handle him a LOT. LOL He was my first successful hatch. He's almost 10 months old now & the only one he's aggressive towards is his father. He stays as far away from every human except me & he lets me handle him so much he's pretty much my go-to model:
I think a lot of advice here is to not do everything I did, so he might literally bite me in the butt later on (like his father did over the weekend while I was bent over in their pen). I treat them all the same, the males & females & it's been working for me so far. I'm sure others have better advice than I do!
Haha ok ig ill see what happens XD hes a pretty rooster btw ^~^
Handle away! It won't hurt him...make him into a pet if he wants...if he gets ugly with you you might have to do something about it. But if he seems to like being handed...I wouldn't worry about it. It won't make him mean...if he's going to be mean. You can't do much about it....either put up with it or get rid of him.
Lol i dont think i could get rid of him though he is one of my favorites out of the six not that that i have favorites XD hes kind of a hassle to pick him up outta the brooder but once ive got him and start petting him he enjoys it and eveb starts to fall asleep. Im trying not to chase him around to much though. How should i act if he starts getting aggressive?
Unfortunately if he starts with the "Umbrella Neck"(love that description, someone on this site used it)...anyway usually when they get human aggressive...it doesn't seem to change....you put up with being attacked, if not straight on, it will be sneak attack...some are satisfied with one run at you...others won't stop. They will make a run at you at any opportunity....I usually cull any aggressive cocks. I occasionally have kids visit and I have dogs...not to mention me...I don't want anyone losing an eye to a overly aggressive rooster. So the best way to try to prevent it is to handle him...try treats to get him to come to you...so you don't have to chase him. That might work...but it might work too well...some don't seem to have a mid-way point. They can get pretty insistent. He sure is CUTE! I have a three some of this falls last babies that are turning into pets...every time I open the coop door, I have to watch out for over eager half grown chicks mobbing me...the little cockrel is the most bold of the three...it can end up as a comical case of chicken juggling, as I try to keep them in and the border collie out as I change the water...it's funny! But if he gets aggressive "Roscoe" could be a problem. So Handle away! So you are at the top
My godfather, that's a beautiful bird. What breed is it?