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What should I do with him?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by addicted2chicks, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    I moved most of my chicks (exception of all our bantams) and guineas out to the coop today. We have been working hard at getting the inside done as their brooders were in our gameroom and our son is having his bday party in there tomorrow. He asked for the chickens to be out by his party. So last night at dark dh got the last of the OSB board up in the coop. So I moved everyone out there today. I have one Isa Brown rooster that is being a total bully. He keeps picking on the other chicks but mostly the guineas. He is grabbing them with his beak on the back of their neck and as they run and squawk he is holding on for the ride. He won't stop. I am afraid he is going to seriously hurt one. If he was older he would definitely be first for the freezer but they are only a little over 3 weeks old. I know we don't have time to build something to get him separated right away. Maybe in a few days but then he would be all by himself. Any suggestions? I can't have him hurting any of the others like this.

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Perhaps, now that they are the coop, they will have more room. More room usually means less picking on eachother.
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    If he doesn't settle down, maybe you could just block him off in part of the coop by himself with chicken wire. You could just make a little temporary area?????
  4. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    I forgot who it was but somebody on here glued cute eyes on the blinder things they have for chickens. That would be fun - the guineas would get a good laugh out of it... [​IMG]
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    Quote:Oh my that is hilarious. I would love to do it to him. I keep saying "rooster, rooster knock it off" but I don't think he realized he is rooster I am speaking to. lol
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Give him a taste of his own medicine:
    Put him in the brooder near your son's party and let him be toted and loved on for a while. It'll be such a relief to be back with the birds that he'll be sweeter to them.

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