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Agressive rooster

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I have 2 Sultun roosters and one has gotten very aggressive in the last 2 months. I have even had to be brutal to protect myself from him coming after my legs.  Out of 8 roos this is the only one that acts this way. He needs to go but I don't want to just kill him if any one wants him. He might be better off someplace else with less roosters or will he always be like this?

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I've read that roos can be "rehabilitated", in combination with the hope that their hormones calm down. Personally, a more proactive approach has worked, but i would not try to go through rehabilitation with a nutcase roo. It may not be wise to give him away, knowing his current disposition.

 

CT

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He needs to go, but not to another flock, at least not without full disclosure.  He's a dangerous idiot, and shouldn't reproduce either.  Mary

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I have a hunting cabin in Guernsey County, Ohio and had my son take him for a ride. I couldn't put him down, maybe he was just doing his job of protecting his ladies but after drawing blood through jeans and knee socks (twice) it was time to move him. I couldn't take a chance with grand kids around! Sure hope the best for him, lots of trees for him to hide in.
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Originally Posted by Coreenelane View Post

I have a hunting cabin in Guernsey County, Ohio and had my son take him for a ride. I couldn't put him down, maybe he was just doing his job of protecting his ladies but after drawing blood through jeans and knee socks (twice) it was time to move him. I couldn't take a chance with grand kids around! Sure hope the best for him, lots of trees for him to hide in.

So instead of offering him a quick and humane death, you choose to ditch him in the middle of a predator filled wilderness to fend for himself? How is being pulled apart and eaten alive by a predator better?! I'm guessing that you've never actually seen what a raccoon will do to a chicken, so you thought you were doing him a favor. But you didn't. 

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Yes I have seen what a racoon can do to caged up chickens, it happened to me in the 70's . A coon got in the chicken area and slaughtered 9 hens,and only tearing out the insides to eat. Did manage to get my father to shoot it. Don't judge too hastely, I am the one that has to live with my decisions. I could not knowingly give a bad rooster to anyone. In fact I did not want to even get rid of him. He at least has a fighting chance at the cabin with smaller trees, water and an open shed. As for the other wild animals that will kill and eat chickens, we have them here where I live.
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He does not stand a fighting chance. Chickens have terrible night vision, they are pretty darn helpless during the nighttime hours. Without a secure shelter, it's just a matter of time before something eats him. Dumping a domesticated animal is just plain irresponsible.

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