Rooster too aggressive?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 5SweetChicks, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young rooster, only a month old, who keeps attacking my other chicks. I have 3 roosters, maybe 2. But the oldest rooster is calm and does just fine with the others. But I have one that will just fly at my pullet and peck her. I saw him do it 3 times in less than 10 minutes. Should I get rid of him? He makes a lot of noise when hes separated from the rest of the chicks, but I don't want an aggressive chick. I'm not sure what to do [​IMG]
     
  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some cockerels are just little punks. Rarely do they get better but possibly an older roommate might help teach him some manners.
     
  3. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so. After the winter all the roosters will be separate from the hens, which we only have 2 so far but are getting more when the actual coop is finished. I don't think it should be a big problem, but it bothers me when he picks on my favorite pullet. Maybe he likes her
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    Do you think a 7ft by 7ft coop will be big enough for them to have their own space? They are 1 and 1/2 months old right now and only will be in there for the winter.
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many are there? You need around 4 square feet per chicken in the coop.. So you have 7ft X 7ft = 49 sq. ft divided by 4 is around 12.25 chickens. :)
     
  5. 5SweetChicks

    5SweetChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 5 chickens, so I should have enough room! [​IMG]
     
  6. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :D
    Definitely!

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