Rooster thinks I belong with the hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klpenny, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. klpenny

    klpenny Out Of The Brooder

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    Have a EE cross rooster and two white leghorn hens. They free range during the day they have a large pen and a coop for sleeping. They all come when I call. The rooster is very freindly but when I try to leave his presence he bites at my legs. I assume it is because he is trying to make me behave and stay with the flock where he thinks I belong, he does respond to eye contact and negative verbal cues to a point, but he is quick and sometimes gets me when I turn my back. I was thinking of using water in a spray bottle or even just spraying bitter apple on my jeans or socks to discourage the biting behavior, any other suggestions?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Either or both are worth a try. The garden hose seems to be pretty effective.
     
  3. klpenny

    klpenny Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! Thanks Dawn. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Young Roo dances up to me like he would a hen [​IMG]
     

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