What to do with my rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Want2Bfarm, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Want2Bfarm

    Want2Bfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster want to sleep in the nesting boxes. All the hens use the roost. There is plenty of room.I have 2 roost in the coop. they are both the same height. Should I make 1 higher?
     
  2. JediJinx

    JediJinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe he does not like to roost on a bar. Maybe make your roosts wider, like a 2 x 4.
     
  3. cehasz

    cehasz Out Of The Brooder

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    EVERY night I have to move my EE Rooster. He is the lowest of the lowest in the pecking order. I have multiple roosters and he is timid, shy, and just pitiful. Funny enough, he is the largest rooster I have! I made him his own roost to share with his brother and I have to move him out of the nest box every single night. It is thoroughly annoying!
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Someone has to be at the bottom of the pecking order, but multiple roosters usually do cause problems. I would watch the flock, and decide which cocks need to stay, and move the rest on. Mary
     
  5. Want2Bfarm

    Want2Bfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Buddy, my Buff, is the king of the flock. His problem is he wants to spend the night in the nesting boxes. Every night I need to relocate him to the roost.
     

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