Rooster won't let me near the egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by antiquebuff, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    I am so excited, I got the first egg from my Bantam Cochin . [​IMG]
    I tried to get to the nest box to see it and my mild little rooster ate me up! I tried again and again and he fought me off. The hen was off the nest and walking around. Is this normal and do I just let him know who is boss? I hope I don't have this fight every time I go to the hen house![​IMG]
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    Take a 5 gal. bucket with you, and a brick or other weight. Put it over him, weigh it down with the brick, then do what you have to do. Let him out when you're done.Saves fighting with him, which is trauma for both of you.

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