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Taming a Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jaimi, May 29, 2008.

  1. Jaimi

    Jaimi Out Of The Brooder

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    When my roo was young, he was quite the cuddly lil fellow. Now, ever since him and his 3 girls have moved outside, he has just become wild. I see him every day, but I can't catch him anymore. What is the best way to tame a roo? He is also becoming a little aggressive, but not too bad.
    Any advice?
     
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you catch him when he is in thecoop? we have a couple that are fiesty- and we are workign on it by carrying them around- and it seems to work-LOLembarass them in front of their women - tote them around and pet them- and feed them treats so they want to see you coming
     
  3. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo was so sweet when he was young and now since his girls are laying he has been very mean. We have tried everything we have read on this forum and nothing is working. We hate to part with him but I hate being attacked every time I turn around. Its rough when they have been so sweet and turn mean. I know they are protecting the hens but this one is going a little to far! I am not sure what we will do....I hate to think a roo can get the best of me.....
    Good luck with yours!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    There is a link in my sig line to my roo behavior page, I think it might help.
     
  5. Jashdon

    Jashdon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that page on rooster behavior and training. Its good information to know.
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for your rooster page! It was a great help in understanding roosters.
     

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