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Rooster problem

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Skye727, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rooster that was hatched in May. He was the only chick that hatched in my bator out of a dozen eggs. That is always my luck. He has lived inside ever since. He would fall asleep in my hair and loves people. We called him Maizy until he started to crow. I was pretty upset when I found out he was a roo. Now he is crowing so much he is driving us nuts. I put him outside last week with my little cochins and silkie mix roo. the cochin hen went after him and he freaked out. He was terrified. I put him in with my Seramas and pigeons and he hid in the corner terrified even though no one bothered him. I left him for an hour and he still hid. I felt bad and brought him in. Now I heave a silkie hen in the house. LOL My Husband thought if they were together he would get used to chicken and have a buddy when they go outside. He has been attacking her so I had to separate them. Now he crows and she gets going making tons of noise. I'm going insane! I'm afraid to put her outside after seeing the cochin hen's behavior. I want to put her in at night but what if they attack her in the am? What can I do with the roo? He has to go out! I feel so bad. He thinks he's a house bird.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your rooster doesn't understand he's a chicken and it's quite possible he may never get it. I would set up a comfortable pen inside your coop where he will spend the next couple of months watching and interacting through the wire with the other birds with the hope he breaks from you and begins to bond with the chickens through the wire, I wouldn't put him with anyone for a long while and I would stop handling him.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    x2! He's bonded with the wrong species, and needs lots of time out there as old hen suggested. It's too bad that this happened, and I hope he can learn to be a chicken this year. Mary
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Maybe you and your hubby should dress up as chickens to help him out a bit? [​IMG]

    Please forgive the silliness - just a picture that came to mind.

    CT
     
  5. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never thought it would be a problem until he freaked out when I put him outside. I learned a good lesson here.
     
  6. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL
     

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