- Apr 21, 2014
As you can see in this pic, Strutter, our RP tom is very tame and loves being around humans! He has taken especially to my 5 yr. old, but has just recently started getting aggressive with my 7 yr. old. He seems to have claimed my 5 yr old as "his". We had got a hen at the same time as this tom, but unfortunately was either stolen or taken by a predator in the middle of the day, but not a single feather found. Since then, rather than roaming the yard with the chickens, he comes up on our deck,struts and poops. We got a new 1yr.old hen a week ago and they get along great in the pen, but as soon as I let him out, he ignores her and goes straight to wherever my son is. I could reroute our coop so that the chickens could still free range and still get into their boxes and keep him penned up all the time. Anyone have any other ideas on how to get him to start hanging out with his hen and to graze with her, how to break his claim over my son and how to keep him from sparring at my daughter??? He is well behaved with the rest of my family. Thanks in advance for any advice!