Will a cockerel eventually be friendly?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure is a challenge catching our cochin cockerel Oliver. He does whatever he can to make sure you don't get close. He has never pecked or attacked me. He's the biggest chicken now at 16 weeks old and hasn't tried to crow at all. Even though he's bigger than the much older leghorns, he won't dare cross them. Him and his own little flock of a cochin and EE pullet still run away when I try to catch them but I know they'll squat later on. Do males ease up? He isn't aggressive.
     
  2. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can make him friendly by, feeding him by your hand daily, and picking him up every time you are in the coop, that should make him an overall tame rooster.
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried those both, it is tough. The older chickens can spot the treats from the other side of the yard and they get in front of the younger ones for treats. He does eventually work his way to me. I'll try it out again.
     

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