Rooster Um "problem"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazychicken, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    My dad hates my rooster because he does what a rooster is supposed to do, he just does it really enthusiastically, and ridiculously often, and for no apparent reason.

    My rooster is a RIR, he is um how can I say this nicely.... very protective. he also um crows almost nonstop literally, all day every day 24/7. and he is loud. is there a way I might be able to reduce his protectiveness or his crowing nonstop ? He is one year old and I hatched him from an egg. and I would really like to keep him, but dad is leaning towards stew pot, or craigslist. Dad says the only reason that I don't hate him like everyone else is that. you don't have to hear him in the mornings, and you have never been on the receiving end of his "protecting". any thoughts ?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    make sure he doesnt have lights on 24/7 12 hour light 12 hour darkness. When they go to bed for the night they sleep -I think-mine do..the protectiveness..I'm sorry but it wont go away-mine was great for 8 months now hes a brat-but were keeping him until his "son" replaces him! good luck hope you get to keep him..
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Well they are in a modified 10 by 12 dog pen soooo... the light they get is how much the day gives.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    hmmmm..maybe its lonely? what are you feeding it--some treats? how about locking it up in its roost after dark? letting it out in the am?
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:do you have tarps or something on the sides to protect from wind/rain? If you have clear plastic or something like that, try replacing it with a DARK colored tarp, & dark roofing. That may delay his a.m. wake up call. Mine crowed much more when they were that age; they've slowed down a LOT since they've gotten a little older. Give your guy some time... [​IMG]
     
  6. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    People who have parrots cover them with dark clothes at night because otherwise the parrots screech when it is early AM (when the sun comes up). I don't quite understand why people with roosters don't do this? Maybe I am missing something.
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a red heat lamp on in my coop right now for the youngin's, even that sets the rooters off more and I can sometimes hear them crowing in the middle of the night. Without the light on they are quiet. That is unless a car drives up our lane, then the flash of lights will set them crowing, I can't wait till leaves grow back on the trees and they can't see the lights anymore. I've planted pines, but its going to be years before those will offer any relief. Darn good thing there are only 2 other houses on the lane.
     
  8. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Quote:do you have tarps or something on the sides to protect from wind/rain? If you have clear plastic or something like that, try replacing it with a DARK colored tarp, & dark roofing. That may delay his a.m. wake up call. Mine crowed much more when they were that age; they've slowed down a LOT since they've gotten a little older. Give your guy some time... [​IMG]

    they have a nice wooden roof with black shingles, brown tarps on the sides.

    Quote:He has Three ladies about to be four, layer feed any bugs they find, greens and corn,yes at dusk I lock them up, they get let out in the am on weekends, pm during school week since no one is home during am.
     
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I definitely cover my parrots at night, otherwise they'd be up with the roosters...crowing away!!!

    Our Ricky crows all day long. But we don't mind it and we don't have any neighbors close enough to mind either.

    I hope you can figure out a solution.

    Laurie
     
  10. e from NC

    e from NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem - my former rooster crowed nonstop, attacked my mother, and was so overly amorous that is favorite hen had to be separated in order to have sufficient access to food because he would not leave her alone.
    He was reincarnated as some very tasty coq au vin, and his son is a much nicer bird, both to humans and hens.
     

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