|Our beautiful Speckled Sussex rooster is beginning to turn aggressive. He has 48 chickens to protect and he's taking his job way too seriously. Early on, in order for Roosti-Roo not to think Chris was another rooster, Chris would toss him a little food when he entered their range, knowing that the rooster should not see him as a great big competitive rooster since no other self-respecting rooster would show up with feed! |
The plan seemed to work for a little while until we began to see hawks in the area. Now, he's totally aggressive and seems to think maybe Chris is a giant hawk who dropped its prey in the pasture while he plans a terrible attack on unsuspecting hens.
Who knows how a rooster thinks?!
This is one of the 48 hens the rooster protects each day.
|They crowd onto the roost at night now, all but 5 or 6 that seem to wait outside for Chris to bring them in to roost. And he does. He simply talks to them, pets them, and carries them in to roost in their camouflage bedroom. But just lately, Roostie has been wanting to flog him. Not a smart move for a tough bird who doesn't want to end up in the |
If any of you have had to deal with aggressive roosters, can they be trained to be less aggressive? I think I need Chicken Whisperer!