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why is my rooster so mean HELP!

post #1 of 69
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i have a dominque rooster i got from my cousin when he was smaller, and he has gotten to where everytime i go into the pin he spurs me. he got my legs, stomach and back today, i talk to them before i walk into their pen,  and he still gets me. why? how in the world do i brek him from this if its possible?

post #2 of 69

He wants you to make a big ole' pot of chicken and dumplings out of him.  big_smile

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post #3 of 69

He wants to see what it is like to run around like a chicken with its head cut off.

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post #4 of 69
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i love him to death, but he is really tempting me to make some good ole chicken and dumplings, thought i would try advice from my fellow bycers first before it comes to that

post #5 of 69

Rooster red has something on his page about how to stop a mean rooster from being mean.  I smack my rooster if he pecks me and it will stop for a couple of weeks then he tries it again.  If he spurs me I think he will get a boot in the tail feathers!

Jessica

I have about 40 chickens right now!  I have my eggs layers RIR, BO and some EE's and then for my hatching eggs, i am going to have BBS silkies, Olive eggers, BCM, and Wellsummers!  I also have 4 nubian goats 3 does and 1 weather. I also have  2 helpful daughters and 1 husband that makes up our farm! (i am incubating some more BCM right now!)
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Jessica

I have about 40 chickens right now!  I have my eggs layers RIR, BO and some EE's and then for my hatching eggs, i am going to have BBS silkies, Olive eggers, BCM, and Wellsummers!  I also have 4 nubian goats 3 does and 1 weather. I also have  2 helpful daughters and 1 husband that makes up our farm! (i am incubating some more BCM right now!)
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post #6 of 69

I am considering adding a certain rooster to my flock, and the general consensus of my chicken friends is.."If he is not a good rooster, ie vicious, raping hens, or other bad behaviour, into the stew pot".

Life is gooood! in the country with hubby, mini aussies, chickens! and assorted house pets.
"Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" ~~ J.Garcia
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Life is gooood! in the country with hubby, mini aussies, chickens! and assorted house pets.
"Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" ~~ J.Garcia
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post #7 of 69

Try a super soaker.  Get him good.  Make sure he's totally drenched a couple of times, and I bet your problem is over.

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Old, fat, gray-haired EMT guy.  Raised birds for 60 years.  I don't name 'em, and don't dwell over any that die.  I treat every bird with respect, and feed and care for 'em as best I can.  Dad to 2 M.D.'s, a teacher and a computer guru.  Grandpa to 6 beautiful girls and two grandsons.  Life is good!
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post #8 of 69

If you want to try behavior modification go ahead.  But I don't think you could ever trust him. If it were me, I'd dust off the crock pot.  He's just not worth it.  He could hurt you or somebody else and medical treatment is expensive even if you do have good health insurance.   Plus it's just plain aggravating to be attacked every time you go in the pen.  Remember, there are other roosters out there.

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post #9 of 69

I had a "floggin" rooster ONCE!!  I hit him with a baseball bat, a pitch fork, large flag stones and even sprayed him with the water hose.  He still kept flogging.  He would even run to my car when he saw me come home from work.  He is now in a new home.  I don't think that you can ever change a mean rooster.

post #10 of 69

Oh man that's a tough one.  I was never able to stop a roo once he started and the ones I couldn't get rid of were dispatched.  Even the most beautiful porcelain D'uccle roo I had was sold because he a was a mean SOB and stalked my then 3 yr old daughter.  I have kids here and won't tolerate a mean roo.  I certainly wouldn't have one that went after me everytime I went into the pen.  He would be a gonner for sure!

Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

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Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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