Rooster, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thechickmama, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got three chicks around the beginning of July and I have a roo. and I don't know what to do, he just matured, if you know what I mean, and I don't know what to do, he is not at the top of the pecking order but is getting there and he is going at a EE and I don't know if I should put him in a dog crate, sell him (or trade:D), or just leave him be.

    -Grace C.
     
  2. Hmm. Maybe he just needs his own space. Mine started acting up to the point he was picking on my hens. After watching him a bit, I figured out he's Water Aggressive. He protects his water feeder constantly. Even perches on it. So I made him his own coop. Now he's chill and pretty quiet.
     
  3. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks, I don't think I could make him a whole new coop for him (where spending a lot of money for wood on our duck house) but would a 3-5 dog crate work? Of course I'd give him water and food.
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you be able to put a little roost in it? Then it could sleep cozily. :)
     
  5. Sure. You only need 3 Sq ft per chicken. But I would rig something up with pallets or material around your yard and give him A bigger space during the day to roam. You can sometimes buy chicken wire cheap on Craigslist and leftover pieces of wood.
    Also my chickens LOVE ants. So maybe a wire kennel that you could put him in and move around your yard to eat Anta. ;-) Cheaper than Ant Killer.
     
  6. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah totally, just would I put it in my run or leave it outside of the run but still in view, cuz he gets mad if he can't See his girls.:cd
     
  7. Oh for the wire kennel, it would need a bottom to move it around. Then remove the bottom so he can eat the Ants. :)
     
  8. Whatevers easiest. You'll know as ya move it around, what works.
     
  9. Thechickmama

    Thechickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah, but what he seems pretty chill and doesn't move much, in a good way he's just lazy and if I was to move him I would have to keep him by his girls of he gets really mad, but then the hens would want to be with him to free roam.:barnie I just don't know what to do
     
  10. Well... for now I guess just put him where he can see them. And slowly collect materials from friends and neighbors so that you could build a pen that's next to theirs. Then build a removable panel between them. That way they can roam but be divided.
     

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