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How can I tame a mean rooster?

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I have a mean little Dutch bantam rooster. ya Whenever he sees me, he flys up and pecks me.he I do not want to give him away because he has been through so much with me, yet I hate it when he attacks me.barnie

so, how can I tame him? Hes made it so hard for me that I put out food and water to last a week, and I watch them play from the window.idunno

have any of you managed to tame your meanie roos? fl please help, hes a cute boy and I would hate to give him up or lock him in a cage. D

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anyone? sad

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post #3 of 13

You are probably going to get some advice about using something with a sharp blade.  tongue

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post #4 of 13

Hi!  What you could do is, when you enter the coop, head straight for him, grab him up and tuck him under your arm.  Do your chores and observe your chickens with him under your arm like that for several days.  Then see if he goes after you as soon as he sees you.  You have to establish your dominance.  Little chickens sometimes think they're very BIG chickens! 

He will probably back down after this, but if he doesn't, then here's what you do.....when he flies at you, grab him and hang him upside down by his feet.  Do this a few times, and he should quit. 

Good luck to you!  If you try these things consistently, he should begin to behave, and he may relapse every now and then, and you just give him a little reminder.

Sincerely,
Sharon

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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I held mine every day for about a week.  He wanted nothing more to do with at all.

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Originally Posted by Whispering Winds 

You are probably going to get some advice about using something with a sharp blade.  tongue


aww:( but I dont wanna kill the poor thing, im vegetarian

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post #7 of 13

i know its hard to tame a aggressive male. I have a drake that does the same thing. I don't want to hurt him either because i am a vegetarian also.

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post #8 of 13

Hi.  I had a sweet silkie roo that turned into the roo from hell.  So I went in the pen for about 15 minutes twice a day for a week.  I kept walking toward him, making him move, move move, if he stopped, I nudged him with my foot and kept him moving.  Then he would go for a drink.  I blocked him.  He went for the food.  I blocked him.  He went to jump on a hen.  I blocked him.  So he just stood there and stared at me, not knowing what I wanted him to do.  After a week of that, he would step away from me when I went in the pen, and eventually he became my best buddy again.  He died before Christmas, and I cried my eyes out.  Since the behavior training, he was my huggable snuggly rooster.

My neighbor has a huge barred rock roo.  My neighbor wanted me to clip his spurs.  I went over there and he came at me.  I went after him, walking, etc etc.  Then picked him up and trimmed his spurs.  The next day I went back to powder him for lice.  Same thing.  Then I picked him up and powdered him. 

Bottom line, you have to make darn sure that the roo sees you as the alpha roo, YOU can make him move, stop, not touch the water, not touch the food till you say okay.  Never back away from him, never be afraid.  You are the boss and you don't even have to be mean about it.  There's a pecking order, and you are number one, top dog.

post #9 of 13

Well said SeminoleWind! Well said!

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post #10 of 13

clap  SUCH WISE WORDS FROM ALL OF YOU! I keep reading & learning every day! thumbsup

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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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