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Semi aggressive rooster........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yumimommy, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. yumimommy

    yumimommy Hatching

    Sep 26, 2011

    We have been raising a beautiful lavender silkie since the day after birth!! I previously owned a silkie hen who was tragically killed when she was about 6mos old ... she was the most loving pet we'd ever had <3. We've now had Yumi for about 7 months and alas, it's a boyyyy!!

    We absolutely adore him, he's typically very docile and follows us around the house ... meeting me at the fridge for his blueberry treats!! haha But recently (as nature would have it) he is getting more and more aggressive toward my other roommate as well as a strangers that come over randomly. He has never attacked me personally, though he has shown me signs of starting to ... I just snap my fingers, sternly say "noooo" and give him a gentle nudge til he snaps out of it.

    This is where our inexperience of chicken raising will glare terribly. We're honestly looking for everyone's experience/knowledge here, so please no hate-mail or tearing us apart for everything we're likely doing wrong!!! This is our first rooster and we want to do what's best for our Yumi, soooooo that being said here's a quick summary of a day in the life of our Roo:
    ~he is primarily an indoor rooster (85-90%)
    ~almost 7 months old and the only bird we own
    ~he gets along very well with our 4 month old kittens, has never attempted to attack either of them
    ~we take him outside to roam in the backyard a couple times a day which he enjoys basking in the sun
    ~he's aggressive only toward certain people
    ~he has now begun crowing at all hours of the day and night

    Here are our questions:
    ~is it possible/humane to only own one rooster with no hens?
    ~is there any humane procedure we could look into that would lower his testosterone levels (much like neutering a male cat/dog), that would lessen the crowing and aggression?
    ~any other suggestions that might help with these issues?

    Again, we just want what's best for our boy ... he's an amazing pet and has give us so much joy, we just want to make sure we're returning the favor to him!!

    Yumi's Concerned Mama

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