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my roo started crowing about a month ago. he crows all day. now he has been chasing me and even attacking. he attacks(or tries to) people  that come up into the yard. does anyone know why he is doing this? or how i can stop him? i really used to like him and don't want to give him away.

post #2 of 21

He may feel threatend and trying to protect his space.  Try to change this by picking him up and holding him until he calms down, it may take awhile. You may have to do it several times until he stops.  If he is a good roo it will be worth it. Good luck!

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post #3 of 21
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he doesn't let me catch him

post #4 of 21

You need to show him that you are the alpha roo, next time he charges you stand your ground and give him good kick. Not hard enough to hurt him but enough to show him you mean business. Run him down until he backs off. You may have to do this a few times until he gets it. Also never turn your back on him. Do your best to not let him mate any of the hens in front of you either. If he tries to knock him off.

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post #5 of 21

This may sound harsh, but I would give him away or put him in the soup pot before he attacks and hurts someone, especially if you have children.

post #6 of 21

We give bad boy roosters a "one-chance to avoid the pot" shot by giving them a dunk in a bucket of water when they advance in a threatening manner.   If they don't learn -- "ooh, better not do that again", then they are off to the crock pot.

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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by gvntofly05 

You need to show him that you are the alpha roo, next time he charges you stand your ground and give him good kick. Not hard enough to hurt him but enough to show him you mean business. Run him down until he backs off. You may have to do this a few times until he gets it. Also never turn your back on him. Do your best to not let him mate any of the hens in front of you either. If he tries to knock him off.


That doesn't always work. I kicked my silkie roo 20 ft once when he surprised me from behind. I felt bad about it and went over to check on him and darn if he didn't come at me again.  He only stopped when I let him chase me to the killing cone.

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post #8 of 21

It's normal behavior for a rooster..he is just an aggressive-type rooster.  I have one of those roosters.  In the winter months, when he attacks me, it doesn't hurt through my thick pants and jacket, so when he attacks, I just ignore him.  In the summer - I'm mighty afraid I am going to end up with shredded legs...I carry a stick in the summer months and try never to turn my back on him.  He's a crafty, wily devil...acts like he is only interested in pecking aimlessly at the dead grass..slowly moves in a circle trying to get behind me, but I know what he's doing.  I take the stick, which is about 4-5' long with a green tip.  When he comes and starts his baloney, I hold the stick out straight in front of me and to his beak and slowly rotate it in a circle - very funny as he goes round and round with the stick while his hackles form a pan around his head.  Oh...he's so crafty...sometimes I have to whoop his a, then other times he just walks off.  I have 2 Silkie roosters, 1 EE rooster (the bad boy) and one LBrahma rooster.  There is another rooster, an OEGB that moved in (belonged to my neighbor) during the fall with 4 tiny hens, but I discount him, even though he's a tough boy, he's harmless.  I like to keep these roosters because they protect my hens from the hawks with warning sounds and threatening postures.  I haven't lost a hen to a hawk yet.  The pecking order among my roosters is thus:  LBrahma is KING, Silkie & OEGB tie for second, though I think my Silkie- Smoky would win in a fight, and the mean old EE rooster is dead last.  He is pecked and run off by all of the other roosters, and a time or two when he has come after me, my little Silkie or one of the other roosters goes after him before he gets a chance to make contact with my poor old body.  You just have to be smarter and more wary than the rooster if you don't want to eat him or give him away.  I love my mean old rooster, and I warn anyone who comes around my place about his meanness, so that's that.  PS - If you whoop his a, do a good job - when he runs away, you've done a good job.

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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Barred Rocker 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gvntofly05 

You need to show him that you are the alpha roo, next time he charges you stand your ground and give him good kick. Not hard enough to hurt him but enough to show him you mean business. Run him down until he backs off. You may have to do this a few times until he gets it. Also never turn your back on him. Do your best to not let him mate any of the hens in front of you either. If he tries to knock him off.


That doesn't always work. I kicked my silkie roo 20 ft once when he surprised me from behind. I felt bad about it and went over to check on him and darn if he didn't come at me again.  He only stopped when I let him chase me to the killing cone.


I know it doesn't always work but it's worth a try if you want to keep the roo!

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post #10 of 21

The only way I would keep him is to fertilize my eggs and if its not time to do that now, I would only keep him in 'jail'.  If fertilized eggs aren't what I am after him for, then it would become gumbo.  A child can get a nasty scratch and even loose an eye.  If I didn't have so much homeschooling to catch up on, I would go out and kill a few roosters myself, but maybe this weekend.

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