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When does a rooster learn manners??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Qi Chicken, May 22, 2010.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    Our rooster is 7 weeks and I think he would take crumble out of his grandmothers beak. He does not wait for the girls to eat etc. etc. etc. I assume this is something he will grow into?? Is it still possible for him to become a gentleman??
  2. bantam_n00b

    bantam_n00b Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    Im not exactly sure exactly what your question is but i think when he does get older he should become more "gentleman" like. He is still growing even at 6 weeks that is still really young for a rooster. Chickens will eat almost anything you give them but when the roo does get older he should be more gentleman like. Im not an expert but that makes sense.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    They usually get better once they get thru the nasty little boy and horrible teenager phases. I have one that is still a jerk to the girls and as soon as we have the time he'll be going to freezer camp, but most likely your boy will grow up and take care of his girls.
  4. illegal avian

    illegal avian Cooped up

    Apr 21, 2010
    Third World, Texas
    If you want a metrosexual cockerel you should caponize him... just like the schools do to teach little boys... which reminds me, have you tried ritalin yet? [​IMG]
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The only guarantee of good behavior is when his head is seperated from his body.
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    To answer the OP question, after he gets through the awful teenage years, is mature - crowing and mating - he'll settle down and learn manners. If he doesn't, I would look for another roo.
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    It took mine a few months to get it, now they immediately cluck to the girls if they see me coming with the treat plate.

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