It's easy to spend time with chicks, but once they move out of the brooder it can be a bit harder. Coops are busy places with lots of other birds and things to do. It's much more fun for the little cockerel and he probably wont be as eager to hang out with people. This is where I don't give them a choice! Romeo is our newest cockerel. He is a small breed, but it's still important that he is brought up with lots of human interaction. My method is simple. Every morning I pick him up off the roost before he has a chance to jump down. I carry him over to the feed shed to get the feed and some treats. I carry him back and set him down to go about his day.
During the day I spend time with him if I can, but I often can't get around to it till bedtime. When I go to close them up for the night I pick him up off the roost again and pet and talk to him a bit. As with the hens the more attention you give them, the more they seem to like human interaction. The more you can visit with him and give him attention, the better results you should get.
Now I can't guarantee this will work on every rooster, after all they are individuals....but a good dose of daily human interaction is a great place to start.
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