Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slkyldy4evr, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster that is 19 weeks old as of today and I've had him since he was a day old. He is very sweet and loves to be pet, but sometimes he will like skip sideways at me and lightly peck me, but I don't think it's aggressive, what should I do to get him to stop the pecking, it's not a problem at the moment but I don't want it to become one.
    Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    What you have is a cockerel that is starting to test his boundaries with you. Now is the time to let him know that you are the boss. Stop petting him, and start working him. When you are out with your chickens, walk toward him until he walks away. Walk right where he is. If he doesn't move fast enough, chase him. Control where he goes, move him away from the feeder when you're out there, do not let him get comfortable with you. There are many, many posts on here about how a "sweet" pet rooster seemingly turned into a monster overnight because their keeper didn't recognize the signs.
     
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  3. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    It sounds like he is just showing off to you. It shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't pet him in about a week and a half because I've been trying to do that, and he has gotten better, but is there anything else I can do to "tame" him
     
  5. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's good. Spending too much time with him maybe was the problem. Not that I know of, sorry.
     
  6. slkyldy4evr

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    Well I spent only like 5 minutes a day in the run to feed water and close up the coop but now that I'm with him more, him (and his girls) all have warmed up to me more
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Oh, okay... Maybe I was wrong. That's good to hear![​IMG]
     
  8. slkyldy4evr

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    I'm gonna try to get a video of his wierd jumpy thing that he does tomorrow, it's whenever I come in the run but eventually he chills out
     
  9. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Okay, great!
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    This bears repeating --- and I do hope you will read it and really absorb what is being said.
     
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