Sneak attack from young Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rlmiddlebrooks, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. rlmiddlebrooks

    rlmiddlebrooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up a few BCM chicks back in May as it turns out two Roos and one pullet. One of the Roos is now running up and attacking me when I turn my back. The other one just goes with the routine. I'm thinking about culling the one unless someone has a better idea on how to get him to calm down.

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  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want two roosters, keep him and work with him. If not, cull him and keep the one that is behaving. I have a year old Buff Laced Polish rooster who has never made an aggressive move towards a human. There are good roosters out there!
     
  3. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And, if you do keep a rooster, you'll need to add about 8 hens to the flock.
     
  4. rlmiddlebrooks

    rlmiddlebrooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have plenty of hens for up to four or five roosters. These are just the new additions. We have nearly 40 hens. I didn't want any roosters because I've had roosters in the past that were aggressive but when I realized I had them I decided to try these out but so far I'm not impressed.
     
  5. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I think it's really up to you. I went without a rooster for a year or too, and we didn't miss him a bit. The buff I have now came from the hatchery as a free "gift", and was advertised as straight run, so I figured it was a rooster. I was right, but other than being a nuisance sometimes, he's been OK. I have a broody sitting on eggs, so if any hatch it will be interesting to see what they look like since the rooster has an awesome tophat!
     
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    I have a broody EE hen and she is very bossy but she is the only broody hen out of nearly 40. Of course I don't expect my comets to ever get broody. I have a 50/50 mix of EE and comets and the one new BCM pullet who will jump up in my lap. I am hoping to get a few chicks from my EE hens and the BCM roosters since I had the roosters drop in my lap.
    I would be interested in seeing your chicks once hatched to see if the top hat genes were passed on.
     
  7. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If any make it, I'll post some pictures! [​IMG]
     

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