20 July 2010

002 - How to Stop Your Rooster from Crowing and Fighting


I have a years worth of study under my belt right now, so I'll have to manage and figure out just where to start and where to go after starting, but it seems logical to start with the most common question I receive: "How in the world do you keep your roosters from crowing?!"

I hear many responses in defence of the crowing rooster on this one. Things such as "Isn't that what just roosters DO?" or "Roosters crow, dogs bark, it's natural, isn't it?" or even "I never thought that was even possible... it's not possible, is it?" All of the statements have some truth in them, but it's a common truth that's been convoluted by lack of education.

When my house mate dropped a fully grown Welsummer ( she comments that it was likely a poorly bred Welsummer ) rooster on my lap and asked if I wanted to work with him I gladly accepted, albeit I had the same hesitations as those mentioned above... but I didn't let that deter me. I had so much success with my chickens, albeit still quite young at this point, that I felt confident that I could tame this very skittish rooster into a calm lap-pet.

The very first thing I did was give myself a question to research: "Why do roosters crow?"

What I found was that in a nutshell, roosters crow for the same reasons that dogs bark. Boredom, frustration, fear, dominance, communication... but dogs barking isn't exactly natural. Wolves and foxes ( the two most commonly regarded possibilities for ancestry of the modern-day dog - foxes came into the debate in the 1800s after a domestication experiment proved that domestic foxes began showing many characteristics surprisingly similar to dogs ) either don't bark at all, or will only make one or two barks to alert the rest of the pack. These "barks" aren't even very similar to the bark of a dog, but in ancient history when dogs were first domesticated, one or two barks wasn't enough to alert a whole village of humans to danger. Due to this fact, dogs who barked more were bred more, and thus barking was bred into dogs - but a dog would only bark when necessary, unlike the perception of the barking dogs today. Most people see a barking dog as a dog doing what a dog does, but little do most people know that dogs DO bark for very specific reasons - most common in modern day is that the dog is upset and unbalanced and is looking up to its owners for help in becoming a balanced dog so that it can, at last, be quiet and content.

Just as the quiet dog is a content dog, a quiet chicken is a content chicken. This is not to say that there is no sound a dog or chicken can make that will denote anything but discontent, but as a general rule, silence is happiness - the same can be said of humans, too. Chickens have plenty of "happy noises", but crowing is not one of them.

In my research I found that crowing takes place in one of two occasions, both occasions follow the natural habits of chickens and their ancestral variant, the jungle fowl. Chickens have a natural patriarchy, meaning that males tend to be in charge. A flock of chickens without human interaction will develop tiers of order - generally there are only two.

First thing to note is that chickens have amazing memories - they can remember over 100 different chickens, their faces, and their voices. Second to note is that chicken hierarchies tend to be in only two tiers - the rooster that is dominant over all the flock, and then each rooster who is dominant over a small group of hens. The sub-roosters will generally watch over flocks of between five and ten hens, and the dominant rooster communicates with the sub-roosters to find out how the whole flock is doing.

Using their superb memory, and their micromanaging skills, roosters crow for two reasons: First, the head-rooster will crow in the morning and the evening to receive a head-count of all the sub-roosters and find out who made it through the day and who made it through the night. Second, any rooster can crow to denote danger or need of help. An interesting aspect of this second type of crowing is that whichever rooster crows to indicate danger is also responsible for crowing when the danger has passed. Each rooster in turn crows to relay the message of either "danger" or "danger gone".

By first communicating to your chickens that you are dominant, and in turn they are safe, comfortable, and happy, you eliminate one form of crowing. By making certain your chickens actually DO feel safe, comfortable, and happy, you eliminate the other form of crowing. I say "chickens" because sometimes, in the absence of a male, a female will take the place of the dominant rooster and yes, even start crowing.

My roosters only crow for two very specific reasons. They are either out of food or water, or I'm gone and they wonder where I am. I am okay with them crowing when they are out of food or water because they are regarding me as dominant and asking for my help. Unlike dogs, chickens need a constant supply of food and water since they are foraging animals, so letting me know that they are out is very important. I'm almost certain the reason they crow when I'm gone is the same reason why dogs go wild when their owners leave. Simply, it is unnatural for the leader to leave their followers. An individual needs to leave their pack-mentality pets with a very, very specific energy in order for the animals to feel comfortable being left by their leader.

Cesar Millan addressed this issue in one episode of his show where two dogs would go absolutely wild when their owners would leave. He taught the owners how to make sure their dogs felt safe and comfortable with their leaders gone, and I have been trying to implement this same technique with my chickens. It's not perfect quite yet, but I do have a whole lot less crowing when I'm gone since I started trying to address this issue.

My roosters will also sometimes crow when I take them outside with me - this is the same issue at its base. They hatched during winter, so outside was not part of their growing-up experience. They are simply crowing to ask me what they are supposed to do.

When crowing arises before I have addressed the issue and can reliably convince them that they are fine, I sometimes use a sock over the head to calm them down. I used baby socks on my two Campines, a breed infamous for crowing between five and seven weeks of age ( to compare, most males don't start crowing until between five and seven MONTHS ). They would wake up bright and early, and not yet knowing just where they stood in the line of dominance, they would start crowing. I disciplined them the way a dominant rooster would discipline an out-of-line youngster ( pinch back of neck, push head down to the ground, hold until relaxed - I also use a hand or arm to hold down their bodies so that they don't flail and hurt themselves, as mentioned below ), and then when they were in a calm state I would slip a baby's sock over their heads to help them feel comfortable.

This works the same way hawks masks do. To minimize their ability to see, you minimize their stress levels. Using the sock method, most of my chickens just go right to sleep. I do make sure to use a light material sock so that they can still breathe and don't end up overheated. I usually only use a sock when I need to be gone for awhile, and need my boys to be calm and quiet for the house mates, or when youngsters don't know where they stand and start crowing first thing in the morning. I started using the sock method with my Campines, and by the time I re-homed them just this weekend I was using the sock less and less, and in no time they likely wouldn't have even needed the sock anymore. They were crowing much less than when they started and hadn't figured out where their place in the flock was.

In the long run, I was able to address the Welsummer and eliminate crowing at night and in the evening by finding out what made him comfortable. Chickens tend to be most comfortable in small, confined, warm, dark places. So it was with the Welsummer. I started by putting him in a small carrier - about the size of your average cat carrier. This was just a bit too big for him, even when I put him under blankets. One day, just because I thought it would be silly, I found a box that was exactly the size of him and slipped it over him. He didn't move at first, but then started making content noises. I couldn't help it, I laughed - I was shocked to see that he actually LIKED being in a box that was just barely the size of him. So every night I would fetch him from the coop, bring him inside, set him down, put the box on top of him, lift the box a little and gently nudge him into the carrier. Once in the carrier, he went into my room, on the foot of my bed, under a thick comforter. The only time he crowed at night was when I accidentally kicked him off the bed and he was on his side.


On a similar note, why roosters fight and how to minimize fighting. Again, roosters fight because they are unbalanced and unhappy. I had some issues arise for a short while between my two boys who live together in the same cage, Bo and Socrates. At first all I was noticing was that Socrates was being beat up more and more, and I would only catch Bo harassing Socrates, but I was also aware that I had to address both of them. Disciplining Bo while leaving Socrates afraid and anxious would only beget more aggression. All in all, Bo was trying to help Socrates, because Socrates was anxious and unbalanced.

At the time, my mistakes were showing favouritism towards Bo, and not looking at why Bo was fighting Socrates in the first place. Favouritism towards Bo created anxiety and unbalance in Socrates, which developed into neurotic behaviours in which Bo tried to discipline and remedy.

At the time I was researching the mating rituals of chickens, and in turn I ended up also researching fighting rituals - finding that both rituals were fairly similar. In both rituals, one chicken ( males when mating ) will grab the other chicken's feathers on the back of their neck and push their head down to the ground. During mating, the male will sometimes pull out feathers on the back of the neck just below the head - sometimes females will end up with bald patches or even sores on this area, and even on their back and shoulders due to where the male will mount her, his talons trying to grip her wings over the shoulders. Generally, the female will squat and push out her wings for balance if she accepts him, or she will scream, flail, and try to get away, sometimes even fight him if she disagrees.

In fighting, one chicken will grab the others neck and push the head down to the ground. The chicken being dominated will generally squat and relax, and the dominating chicken will let go and walk away. However, what is more common to be seen is that the chicken being dominated will struggle. They will scream and flail, and either run away or retaliate. Sometimes the chicken being dominated will even end up hurting themselves, even so far as breaking their neck. I had one chicken that slit his own throat open when another chicken tried to dominate him. He is still alive and well, even though the initial tussle was frightening.

When observing Bo and Socrates I noticed that Bo was actually trying to mate. Instead of coming in head-to-head, Bo would come up behind Socrates and try to lift his leg over Socrates' back to mount him. I believe the injuries Socrates received on his comb were entirely due to poor aim on Bo's part. I quickly sorted this out, but after awhile noticed that Socrates was fighting with Bo, and then Bo would quickly put Socrates in his place.

Out of the original flock of seventeen chicks, I chose Bo and Socrates because Bo was the largest and Socrates was the smallest - a fairly simple way to figure out who's who. That and Bo had a tiny growth on the side of his comb, even as a day-old chick ( the growth is called a "side sprig" by breeders ). Due to this, it is no wonder that Bo is dominant over Socrates and generally wins fights. However, when one day Socrates bit a big chunk out of Bo's comb that I subsequently spent two hours just staunching the bleeding, I knew I had to do something.

The first thing I did was study them. Why were they fighting? What was triggering it? Despite as many times as I had seen it, I was still surprised when I realized what was going on - Socrates was instigating. I had to accept, though, that this was fairly common. The first thing I did was alleviate the tension held by favouritism - luckily, animals live in the present so I didn't have to "make up" for anything, I just started treating them both equally. I can't fit both Bo and Socrates on my bike at the same time ( albeit, I have been working on one riding my shoulder while the other rides my handlebars - we're having difficulty with the shoulder, though ), but I CAN take turns with who goes with me where.

Every Thursday I go down town to a street gospel program held by a charity organization to try and help bring religion and happiness into the lives and hearts of homeless street folk. They also give out free supplies to those who ask - being down on my luck and without a job for two years, yet raising a pile of chickens, I have taken part in the charity many times. That, and many of the people there find my chickens to be quite endearing and love spending time with them. The Thursday that I made my decision for things to change with my boys, I brought Socrates instead of Bo and introduced everyone to their favourite rooster's brother. Socrates was a hit, and he rather enjoyed it as well.

On top of battling the favouritism that I unintentionally placed on my boys, I also eliminated their need to enforce a pecking order. Again, on an episode of The Dog Whisperer, Millan explains that dogs look up to us for everything - that includes managing every relationship within a pack so that they don't have to fight to figure it out. So long as you treat EVERYONE as an equal, and make it clear that everyone gets the same amount of food, same amount of water ( relative to their size ), same amount of affection, same amount of discipline, no one will feel the need to step into YOUR place to enforce discipline. Discipline in the dog sense ( and chicken ) generally ends up as fighting.

A dog, or chicken, will quickly try to fill in holes with your management if they can see any. All animals crave balance, and when their person is unable to give them balance, they will try to step in and compensate for their person's lack of balance. In Bo and Socrates' case, Socrates was trying to fight Bo to balance the fact that Bo was being spoiled. When a fight would break out, I would first break it up by shaking the cage a little ( just picking up one end or rocking it to snap them out of fight-mode by trying to balance on the shifting ground ), and then I would open the cage and first go for Socrates since he was generally at a much higher energy level than Bo, tell him to Sit, then Stay, and hold him there while my other hand went for Bo, telling him to do the same thing. When I first grab the chicken, I splay my hand across their whole back and put just a little pressure on their back to encourage them to sit down. Then, with my arm still on their back ( so they can't flail and hurt themselves - this also helps calm them and minimizes energy outbursts ), my hand would go to their neck where I would gently pinch the loose skin on the back of their neck and push their head down. Sometimes the chicken will squirm and flail a bit - the trick is to let them get their energy out in a safe manner, so continue to support their back and head, but let them flap their wings and scrabble with their feet ( the arm appropriately placed on the body should make it so that their talons cannot hurt you or themselves ). Expending the energy helps them calm down, and it also helps them to realize that they are NOT being hurt, but rather they are quite safe. During all of this the person MUST keep a calm demeanour - the animal ( chicken, dog, or otherwise ) picks up on the energies and emotions around it and channel those feelings. In that case, you can use your pet as a sort of "emotional barometer" - if your pet is misbehaving, sit back and ask yourself what YOU are doing that might be contributing to their upset.

After holding Bo and Socrates down, and making sure their heads and tails are down against the ground WITHOUT me holding them there ( I will let go as soon as they calm down and no longer struggle - if they try to pick up their heads, I gently tap them or push them back down ), I will sit back and have them stay in a submissive pose for a few moments - asking them to stay put helps them learn patience among other things. Once they are breathing normally, and look fairly content I pet them, scratch behind their heads ( they tend to enjoy massages in the same place you hold for dominance ), stroke their combs and wattles, and coo at them, giving them affection for being in a calm submissive state. This encourages them to want to be in a calm submissive state of mind, because calm submissive comes with praise and affection.

Once I began addressing the issues directly, addressing Socrates' anxious behaviours, addressing the favouritism, making certain they have strict boundaries and feel comfortable, safe, and happy with their lives, I have had no fights, and minimal crowing. By "minimal" I mean I can go for days without a single crow if I keep up with their feeding, watering, clean cages, and taking them out for walks or bike rides.

Adding to the structure of their lives I have also trained them to have release commands before they are allowed to get up from sitting down, or other tricks, or before they are allowed to approach their food or water. I started this because it was getting to the point that I was being maimed just trying to set their food dish in their cage ( at that point, Bo and Socrates also lived with their siblings Jules and Cassiopeia - Cassi for short - their siblings now live with my house mates other chickens while I kept Bo and Socrates ). This has helped them all learn restraint and boundaries, and I have had no issues feeding or watering them since.

Bo is actually tame enough that I am able to take him out with other chickens he has never met ( even other males ), and I even had him help me raise a small brood of chicks. It has been very cold this year, so I occasionally had him sit on the chicks while under my supervision. He was a little confused at first, but played the role of Papa quite well.

Bo and Socrates are 3/4 Rhode Island Red, 1/4 Barred Plymouth Rock. My understanding is that Rhode Island Red males are known to be aggressive, especially towards other males. I have had no such issue.

I think that about covers how I keep my boys from crowing and fighting. Any questions, comments, concerns, requests on what I should write about in the future, please Email me or leave a comment ( I will likely respond to an Email much quicker than a comment ).

On that note, next update should be "What is My Chick Trying to Say to Me?"


  1. Hi, thanks for the chicken psychology. Can you please tell me how many roosters per hen ratio is acceptable. We have 3 roosters out of our last 8 chicks. Also, how do we sex them so we can end up with more hens than rooster ratio?

    1. 1 rooster to about 7 hens is ideal.

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  2. We are new to raising chickens. One of the dominent hens is crowing like a rooster every morning. Is this normal? She doesn't do it all day, just for about 15 minutes in the morning after we let them out of their coop. I'm afraid neighbors may start to complain. Is there a way to stop her from doing this?

    1. I think your "dominant hen" might be a rooster?? Have you actually seen an egg come out of her?

    2. Consider your neighbours and anyone within a 100ft radius of the crowing - just make it stop BEFORE the complaining begins.

  3. Good write-up. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  4. This is such a good idea about useing a baby sock over the roosters head. COuld I leave it on all day if its thin and I put a hole so his beak can stick out to eat and drink. A thin sock will not completely blind him but cut his vision down som. Im going to plant Evergreens all around the interior of their 20 by 60 foot pen to give him a cozier more secure feeling.

  5. Every night I grab my rooster out of the hedge and put him in a loose weave holey feed bag, then into a big box with air holes inside a cupboard, to keep him from seeing dawn. On weekdays he gets let out at 08h30 and on weekends at 09h30.

    When he jumps up onto something to crow, I am conditioning him to jump down and generally shut up, by making a hissing sound while chucking small pebbles at/around him to make him jump down. It works very well.

    I will extend that to the crowing act once he has been conditioned to jump down and hopefully he will then associate the stress moment with his crowing activity.

    Meanwhile I am facing a court case because it is forbidden by the city by-laws to even keep a rooster.

    1. Hi I just saw yiur comment how did your court case go, I fear the same for myself and my rooster.

  6. I have a silkie rooster who crows for two hours every morning. He is an outside chicken. Will this work for him also???

  7. Wow, this is a great post! I'm currently dealing with 3 Cochin roosters fighting, they're in "rooster timeout" right now, and this blog helps me with understand the situation a little better now :]


  8. Is that two hours without ceasing?

  9. Thank you so much for this post. I am one of those neighbors who has happily lived in her home since 1959. Then the neighbor decided to get a rooster and chickens. We live in a very upscale, totally residential area. His rooster (not needed for eggs) crows ALL DAY LONG STARTING AT 4AM until sunset. And he is very loud - we live on 1 acre lots and it sounds like he's in my bedroom. It is awful. I can't open my windows. I have a home office and when on the phone, all my clients can hear is that damn rooster. They think I work on a farm. I am giving the neighbor your article. I had the Town here Friday but they say their hands are tied. Think I'll give him your box idea also. Something has to be done! Any ideas? I blame the thoughtless (deaf?) neighbor - not the rooster.

  10. Getting cockerels is a fantastic way to annoy your neigbors. Firstly you keep 3 of them in a pen that is as close to their house, and as far away from yours as possible, then get two dogs and put them in a pen too, close enough to the cocks that they feel a constant threat and "communicate" with each other about 20 hours a day.
    Don't forget to spend the whole day away because they really are noisy.
    You don't have to be ignorant to do this but it shuuure helps.

  11. this might work. but I'm really sure it will. I always think any min a neighbour will come and complain about my three cocks.two of them crow almost all day. but I did find that rope helps a lot. all you have to do is near as much as possible take the rope and hit him on the back of the cock,but lightly hit him. after a few days he will crow much less

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  14. Excellent work here! I searched long and hard for good info on chicken behavior and it seems you've nailed it. I hope you are still out there and doing OK.

    I want to disagree about your two reasons for crowing (neglect and alert) though I think neglect is a broad category so in the end I'll agree, more or less. One thing I noticed is our rooster crows when he gets all worked up in an immature rage of wild abandon. I suppose you could say this happens because he isn't getting his needs met, so he rages against the machine and lashes out to try and satisfy his needs. It really is a lot of work to keep a flock of chickens satisfied!

    We received the cock from an acquaintance, because the neighbors complained and we don't have nearby neighbors. It didn't take long before I understood very clearly that he needed some women in his life and I obliged. When I brought in the first three, it was instant and total bliss. He went from crowing all day and night to just a few calls in the morning and evening. I took this to mean that crowing was a way of calling for mates but after the next three hens arrived and the next three making nine, his crowing returned to astronomic levels, I think because of the chaos involved in integrating new flock members and while I work hard at pleasing them, it's nothing like being free range on a hundred acres.

    We have them at a retail garden center and we have monthly events with live music and barbeque. The first time, as a lone bachelor, he went up to roost and hid from the commotion. With a harem at his disposal, he goes wild like a drunken frat boy crowing and mounting the hens in a frenzy. In agreement with your conclusions, I think the new behavior is him responding to a chaotic (noisy/wild) environment, showing his discontent through noisy/wild behavior. This is probably better than cowering in fear as he did at the first party and it was fun but taught him to be wild and chaotic as a matter of daily routine, which is not desirable.

    So, for the last week, I've been trying to discipline him when he crows at 5AM by rattling a shattered bamboo stick at him and poking him with it (nothing painful) and pulling out a flashlight, etc. He does settle down after about three tries. It's not conclusive whether I'm making real progress yet but I'm optimistic. I tried to mellow my approach to just talking him down without poking but that was ineffective.

  15. I've also taken steps inspired from your blog like a new rule: no treats when you beg! Treats only come when you are being good chickens and that often requires me going out of my way to provide them with proper conditions like separating bickering parties temporarily, bringing in new stimulating stuff, etc. Then, when they are being sweet happy chickens, they get treats.

    The big struggle now is trying to integrate the three groups of hens (three each) as one big happy family. This is a very trying undertaking! What I do is poke the offending attacker with the bamboo stick and scold, though scolding isn't enough most times. I work hard at taking your advice to also praise them when things are peaceful and tell them what a cool peaceful flock they are at that moment and how I appreciate it.

    It would be easy for me to become the annoying stick-poking tyrant in their lives because it takes a LOT of poking to keep up with their persistent pecking. I had thought that it was necessary to let them work things out on their own and there is probably some truth to that but I've come to believe it's better to take charge and show them how things should be. Each group thinks not about basic protection of resources when pecking (which is understandable) but they are thinking "get the hell out of my nest and never come back!" and this is not a useful line of reasoning for my objectives to integrate them so it must be banished.

    I have the run broken up into several sections so I can open and close gates to control their mixing. At one point I decided it was time to force them all to mix up and sort it out and get it over with, sooner the better but after a few days it was unbearable to watch their persistent viciousness and most of the birds were living in constant stress, cowering on a ledge, starved of food and water. All the while, the rooster crowed wildly. Can you blame him? Long gone, the honeymoon days of marital bliss....

    My current approach is to keep them separated unless I'm available to supervise them closely. That way they can get used to hanging out nearby each other is a peaceful state and when they are together, I can force peace on them by stick and by praise. They will get used to peaceful coexistence eventually, given a lead. The cock will learn not to crow before dawn eventually when it always results in a poke and as long as I praise him during the day too when he's a good boy and I'm not being his enemy. I'm dominant but in a beneficial way. Early in our relationship, I read that I should dominate him if he ever tried pecking me - well, that's bad advice. He said "you want to fight? yeah, I want to fight, let's get it on!!!!!" That was not productive.

    Currently I only discipline the ladies' aggression with the stick. He is allowed to mount whoever he wants (mostly) without complaints from me. I need to earn his respect, then I'll work on him being more gentle in mounting them. They are really gentle girls and there's no reason he can't be a gentleman. He is, really, just that things are a bit chaotic right now, but I'm working as best I can to bring order into their lives. It takes a lot of work.

  16. Tonight I finally got them to roost together in the proper order and in peace. I'm very hesitant to handle them but tonight I had to pick up many of them and move them on the roost, pet them, calm them, etc. It was a big step forward!

    The cock appreciates when I do this and bring peace to his flock. Everybody is happy when order is restored.

    To clarify on my comments above: it makes sense to let them work things out in regards to who gets food first according to their pecking order but it's unproductive when they peck for no reason other than malicious revenge. The established three hens attack for no reason. I think their motivation in these circumstances is to encourage the newer hens to simply go away and get out of their nest. This is a very bad attitude (while understandable) if the goal is to integrate the flock. This attitude is not acceptable and cannot be allowed.

  17. Well, it's been two weeks and progress is limited. I still think it's a battle of who's more stubborn though, and I will win. Once, I got him to shut up and he didn't even dare crow when the sun came up. A couple days ago, he was being really uncooperative and as I thwacked him with the bamboo (this isn't enough to cause pain, just annoyance)... as I thwacked him, he backed away down the roost and nothing would make him settle down till I used the stick to pull him back up the roost where he belonged, then he sat down right away and behaved till dawn.

    I try to be good to him during the day (without spoiling him) speaking kind respectful words and allowing him free range for the most part. When giving treats, I almost always give him the first treat. The ideal situation is I give the treats to him and he passes them on to the ladies like a gentleman but usually they will angle in ahead of him, then he shows satisfaction as I treat his ladies, though he is also a bit exasperated at not being able to take charge, at least his intentions are playing out properly.

    I don't feel bad about using the cane for discipline - pecking is their language of discipline and they totally understand it. Fun story yesterday, Necky the Naked-neck/Turken, who is the most compliant with him, in the newly arrived group, being harassed badly by the old girls... showed the cock a lesson: He was attempting to mount her sister and she lashed out at him for the first time, tearing five big hackle feathers out of his neck, emerging with a huge mouthful of feathers. He groaned and went to bed. The established hens in the flock came over to inspect the feathers, picking them up and dropping them repeatedly - amazed. Damn, that girl's got some balls! I think she earned some cred in the pecking order with that one.

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  19. Six weeks in, I'm getting pretty good results, though not perfect. I had two days of the rooster waiting till 7AM to crow (starting with 5:30). He was a half hour early today but it only took two glasses of water splashed on his belly to remind him. With daylight savings, the new goal is 6AM but I can live with that. I'm real careful to treat him well during the day so it's not like I'm some evil tyrant, just that the morning crowing is an important issue. In the last week or so, he mostly behaved and there was just one morning that took five or six visits including thwacking with the bamboo stick. Nothing hard enough to even really cause pain, just annoying and insulting. Only once I resorted to pulling him down off the roost, another time he accidentally fell when I was petting him and pushing him down to sit, not stand up.

    When giving treats, he really likes when I give the treats to him, then he doles them out to his ladies.

    He is pretty much being boycotted by the ladies recently. Molting season is not a good time for romance. Necky the Naked-neck/Turken, now named Natasha, has gone through a hard molt and there is no way he's getting anywhere near mounting her. She again attacked him for mounting one of the other young hens today. Nine wives and the poor guy can't hardly get laid at all. Only getting two eggs a day so they don't need him right now.


  20. Hello am Laura from the united state, i read some testimony about Dr okuku on how he has helped people in bringing back there ex within 48hours i was just thinking if that was real,And decided to call a lady who made a testimony and also dropped her number,So i called her and ask her about Dr okuku she said Dr okuku is a trustworthy man and he his ready to bring back my lover for me,i was just so happy and a little bit relief that my lover will be back to me soon,Then i decided in contacting Dr okuku which i did,And before i could share him my problem he has already told me what i came for,And he said everything will be okay within 48hours that my lover will be back to my arms,So he said he would be casting the spell and that within 48hours my lover would call me,So i hoped so truly before the 48hours i got a call from a man who has left me for the past 6years saying he is sorry and he wants me back,i was happy and i said i also want him back,Then i travelled to Canada to meet him up,And he apologized for what he has done to me now he proposed to marry me and we are both preparing for our wedding soon,All thanks to the great and World best spell caster, Dr okuku His private mail (okukulovespell@gmail.com)
    he is helping to fixed problems on:
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  21. my name is laura On this day i am very happy to tell the
    world that Evelyn is back to me thanks
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  22. Am writing this article to appreciate the good work of DR OTIS DARKO that helped me recently to bring back my wife that left me for another man for no reason for the past 3 years. After seeing a post of a woman on the internet testifying of how she was helped by DR OTIS DARKO. I also decided to contact him for help because all i wanted was for me to get my wife, happiness and to make sure that my child grows up with his mother. Am happy today that he helped me and i can proudly say that my wife is now with me again and she is now in love with me like never before. Are you in need of any help in your relationship like getting back your man, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, winning of lotteries, herbal cure for sickness or job promotion E.T.C. Viewers reading my post that needs the help of DR OTIS DARKO should contact him now on his E-mail: otisdarko60@yahoo.com...YOU CAN ALSO ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP USING THIS MOBILE NUMBER:+2348077526136

  23. Midred Jackson Says

    Am giving this testimony cos am happy

    My name is Midred Jackson from Michigan I never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in November 28th 2015 last year on a business summit. i ment a man called DR OTIS DARKO. He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address: otisdarko60@yahoo.com

    GREAT OTIS DARKO I thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you I would have been losted and wasted thank you. Email Him Through his email address... otisdarko60@yahoo.com

    please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay..

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    My Name is Alan Pratte, From USA. I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr OTIS DARKO has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost Ex WIFE to me with his great spell, I was married to this woman called Sharon we were together for a long time and we loved our self’s but when I was unable to make her pregnant for me and also give her al she needs she left me and told me she can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get her back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact email: otisdarko60@yahoo.com then you won't believe this when I contacted this man on my problems he prepared this spell cast and bring my lost WIFE back, and after a month she became pregnant for me because he gave me some herbs to take also and when she went for a test and the result stated that she was pregnant am happy today am a FATHER of a baby girl, thank you once again the great DR OTIS DARKO for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through any of this problems listed below:

    (1) If you want your ex back.
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    (4) You want women/men to run after you.
    (5) If you want a child/PREGNANCY SPELL.
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
    yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) How you been scammed and you want to recover you lost money.
    (10)Stop Divorce
    (12) Winning of lottery
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    Email... otisdarko60@yahoo.com...... YOU CAN ALSO ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP USING THIS MOBILE NUMBER:+2348077526136

  25. This site about chickens, tell me why ppl bogging about love spells?!!

  26. Hello viewer's ,I promise to share this testimony all over the world because my Ex Lover return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank...Dr. obodo for helping in getting my Ex Lover back to me, i have been in great pains until the day i contacted Dr. obodo he coasted a love spell for me and told me to wait for just 24 hours that my Lover will call me and i did according to the instructions given to me by him and surprisingly, in 24 hours, my Ex Lover really called me and started apologizing for all he had caused me. I am the happiest Woman on earth today because Dr. obodo has done a wonderful deeds in my life and i will continue to share this testimony, if you would love to contact Dr. obodo In case have been with a broken heart and you want your ex back just contact the same man Via email:

    He is specialized in all kind of spell casting such as:

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    22. HIV/aids spell.
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    A man that can bring family together as one..contact him and you your problem will be successfully cure contact him today on his email and your problem we be solve contact him via Email;(obodospellhome31@gamil.com)or via mobile +2348073097052..

  27. first of all let me start by saying that i can not still believe my eyes that my ex that left me for another lady is back to my arms this was made possible through the help of this great man called prophetkalito and am here letting the whole world know what this great man is capable of doing because he suprized me with his powers if you are out there having problems getting your ex back or you are a cancer patient or having any other problem or you have been childless you can contact this great man through his email @prophetkalito@gmail.com

  28. The greatesst joy in my life now is that my love life has been restored by this great man.And the only thing best i can do now is to tell the whole world about this great man.This great man helped me when i had problem with my boyfriend and now my boyfriend is back in my arms if you are out there and you need a right place to solve your relationship problems contact this great man prophetkalito is the right choice. he is a great man that have been casting spells with years of experience. he cast spells for different purposes like
    (1)If you want your ex back.
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    (4)You want women/men to run after you.
    (5)If you want a child.
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    (7)You want to tie your husband/wife to be yours forever.
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    Contact him today on;prophetkalito@gmail.com

  29. How I Got My Husband Back……….. My Names is Monique Curry ,AM from United states .i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in June last year on a business summit i meet a man called Dr oku, is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love s gone misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job i m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 4weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3 year i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try and in 6 days when i returned to taxes my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married i didn't believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help his email address: okutemple@gmail.com or websitespellcasteronline.simplesite.com or call him on +2348161355126

  30. Exposing Fake Spell Casters and Witches
    Many have fallen victims to the malicious acts performed by these rip offs. Always keep in mind that it is a scam racket and take measures to pull away from this scam. The fake spell casters and witches will demand a payment for their services through the Western Union or Moneygram to some kind of an “assistant” with a different name. Later, they will demand more money, or may even demand gifts, jewelry and other expensive objects for your spell casting. Please,don't get scammed. Don't let them fool you and steal your own hard earned money!

  31. May The Peace Of The Lord Jesus Christ Be With Everyone who will read this message as this is for REAL because I got my solution from this GREAT MAN CALLED DR OTIS DARKO......

    Am here today on this forum giving a life testimony on how DR OTIS DARKO has cured me from HIV Virus, I have been stocked in bondage with this virus for almost 2years now, i have tried different means to get this sickness out of my body i also heard there was no cure to the virus, all the possible ways i tried did not work out for me, i do have the faith that i was going to be cured one day, as i was a strong believer in God and also in miracles, One day as i was on the internet i came across some amazing testimonies concerning how Dr OTIS DARKO has cured different people from various sickness with his Herbal Herbs Medicine, they all advised we contact Dr OTIS DARKO for any problem, with that i had the courage and i contacted DR OTIS i told him about my Sickness, He told me not to worry that he was going to prepare some Herbal Medicine for me, after some time in communication with Dr OTIS DARKO he finally prepared for me some herbs which he sent to me and he also gave me prescriptions on how to take them, My good friends after taking Dr OTIS DARKO Herbs for some weeks i started to experience changes in me and from there, I noticed my HIV Virus was no longer in my body, as i have also gone for test, Today i am fit and healthy to live life again, I am so happy for the good work of Dr OTIS DARKO in my life, Friends if you are having any type of disease problem kindly email Dr OTIS on :otisdarko60@yahoo.com and also you can add him up on whatsapp: +2348077526136


    8.Chagas disease
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  32. Hello, I'm here to introduce someone to you all, his name is Dr.Ekpen Temple a spell caster that help me restored my broken relationship, I saw an article on the Internet someone talking about him how he help her in her relationship, today I'm a beneficial of that article, so that is why I'm also talking about how he has helped me so that someone out there that is facing the same challenge can also contact him for help. Here is DR EKPEN TEMPLE contact info: ekpentemple@gmail.com or on Whatsapp number +2347050270218.

  33. Midred Jackson Says

    Am giving this testimony because am happy and only GOD in heaven will help me to bless and protect this great spell caster called Dr Otis Darko as he is a GODSENT into my life to change the situation of my life and restore JOY, HAPPINESS AND LAUGHTER into my life again as he alone is who I can say contact because he was the only one that could help me get my ex back to me and made him love and cherish me like never before....

    My name is Midred Jackson from Michigan I never believed in love spells or magic until I met this spell caster once. when I went to Africa last year on a business summit. I ment a man called DR OTIS DARKO. He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back your love’s gone, misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony because the man I had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down because our relationship has been on for 2 years… I really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when I met this spell caster, I told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him and at first I was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but I just gave it a try and in less than 2 days when I returned to MICHIGAN, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologize for everything and we had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..I didn’t believe it because the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all I wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address: otisdarko60@yahoo.com and he will help out...

    GREAT OTIS DARKO I thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you I would have been losted and wasted thank you. Email Him Through his email address... otisdarko60@yahoo.com

    Please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay or any kind of problem you are facing in life as this man is GODSENT into this world to help everyone solve their problems today in life..

    What a powerful man such as DR OTIS DARKO.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. otisdarko60@yahoo.com................... YOU CAN ALSO ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP USING THIS MOBILE NUMBER:+2348077526136

  34. Hi there,I have had herpes for a little over 2 years now, I am almost 36 years old, female, and totally embarrassed when I have an outbreak. I refuse to go to classes and will make up an excuse not to go to work so people cant see what my face looks like. For treatment I use Oregano and Meleleuca essential oil in my water for internal use or dab a small amount with coconut oil on the affected area. I also rub oregano with coconut oil on the back of neck since the nerves that run into my face stem from my spinal cord. But in all this my herpes was not cure abut some days ago i was on Facebook then i see a post of someone who say abut the herbal medicine that he use to cure her herpes and this girl name is Cassie Burgess Pepitone. So i need the herbal medicine so i need to ask her abut the herbal cure and he told me the a man called DR.SANDY did the medicine for her wich she use to cure her herpes so i ask for the email and she gave me the email i email DR.SANDY and tell him everything abut my problem of getting this herpes from someone 2 years and ask if he can cure my body and my face well DR.SANDY told me that he will do a herbal medicine for me and send it with UPS OFFICE and once i get the medicine i will use it for 14 days i Sid okay and gave him what he ask form. in 5 days i get my herbal medicine and use it as he told me. well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, so friend if you have this illness i will ask you to email DR.SAND and tell him abut your problem okay. Email. dr.sandyspelltemple@gmail.com
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  35. Marriage was meant to be Better or for Worse,which i have always believed and keyed into. I am Mrs Alexis Maleah from North Carolina,USA.I want to use this opportunity in thanking god for using doctor prince in restoring my lost marriage back. I have been in sadness and sorrow for more than a year now without being with the one i love, i tried all my possible best to make sure i make my husband happy but it never seems to work out well it was like am doing everything in vain but all thanks to doctor prince for coming to change all my worries and sadness to Joy. i knew the great man when i read some wonderful reviews about him on how he has helped a lot of people on their relationship problem,i was also on the page relationship rules,on Facebook when i saw some one giving great testimonies about him again,immediately i decided to contact him,after contacting him he told me not to worry that within 48 hours everything would be sorted out i keyed into his words so much because i believed he can't fail me and i sent him all my details. Truly doctor prince never failed me,my husband who left me for a year came back to me in a twinkle of an eye. My husband and i have been living contentedly since this spell caster reunited us together with his love spells. Thank you very much sir prince for your powerful spells. expressions are not sufficient to say thank you. here is his email address for any one who is suffering from any of this problem (1)How to win a lottery(2)How to get your lost lover back(3)How to get rich(4)How to make men/women run after you(5)How To get Promoted in your office(6)How to get a visa(7)How to get your lost money back(8)How to win a court case(9)How to get rid of all your sickness and disease(10)How to get the magic ring,please contact doctor prince today at DR.PRINCEARATAABRAHAM@GMAIL.COM you can also Whatsapp him on +2348163241499 God Bless.