Scaredy cockerel

Studio2770

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One of our 12 week old cochins is a cockerel, Oliver. He was really sweet but he has been running away and doing anything he can to avoid being caught. He doesn't fight or anything, just a pain to catch. I don't think it's that we haven't been letting them snuggle on us for a while, they've gotten too big to fit on one person(we also have an 11 wk old EE). They've been in the coop with the older pullets for at least a week. Maybe the stress of getting picked on and pecking order arrangement has him on edge?
 

Ciqala

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I have two roosters, my second in command is a big scaredy chicken when it comes to me. If I have to grab him, he yells like I'm skinning him alive. He's always keeps a wide space between us, I joke that he is Zorro, the fat and meek lol. He's been like that since a chick, just who he is and incredibly hard to catch as a result.
 

Studio2770

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Haha how funny! Oliver is so sweet when you get your hands on him. I set him in my lap and he quickly sits down to be petted. He was a bit of a challenge to catch when he was little but he would run to you if you patted the ground. How often would you say your second roo in command crows? I think Oliver will put off crowing since he gets picked on.
 

Chicks Galore3

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I'd rather my rooster be scared of me then attack me! (Those are my two options with my rooster, Mr. Darcy.) He IS a pain to catch, but with the help of my brother we can do it.
 

Studio2770

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I'd rather my rooster be scared of me then attack me! (Those are my two options with my rooster, Mr. Darcy.) He IS a pain to catch, but with the help of my brother we can do it.

Same here. Oliver's got some moves but he has never laid a beak on me.
 

Studio2770

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Nearly constantly, lol, he drives me bananas some days. He's definitely got a bigger mouth than our alpha roo.

Haha wow. I have no idea how Oliver will be. He's really quiet, maybe he'll be a soft spoken cochin roo. I'm fine with crowing but not every 10 minutes. What breed is yours?
 

Ciqala

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He's a black australorp, they both are and very different in their personalities. Zorro crowed a lot later than our alpha and was the quiet one at first. I believe with him most of his crowing is territorial, when it's quiet around here so is he.
 

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