- Sep 23, 2018
My chickens are going to be 5 months old soon, the hens are starting to poke their heads inside the nest boxes every once in a while. And the rooster. Well, he’s starting to act like a rooster. And of course that means he’s starting to pay me more attention with “stairing matches” whenever I go near him. As you probably guessed these are my first chickens and I don’t want any rooster problems so I’ve been determined to deal with him now instead of later on. I did a lot of research and I want to know what y’all think about how I’m dealing with him. Whenever he goes up to me I stand tall and stair right back at him, if he doesn’t lower his head or turn around I’ll stomp my feet at him. If that doesn’t work I chase him just enough to make him run away. I only do this when he comes up right next to me and looks at me like he’s challenging me. Anything else I should be doing? Or shouldn’t be?