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post #1 of 21
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Ok I love the looks of my BR rooster but "Bob" is getting out of hand!!!! 2 of the hens got out of their enclosure and as i was trying to catch them he was on a tangent and was trying to attack me through the fence and almost succeeded barnie. At my wits end I told the kids he may have to go, now they are upset but he would really hurt one of them if he got out or they get to close to him. wondering if we should just seperate him from the girls in his own enclosure humm

I love my life! Have a handsome hubby, 3 gorgeous kids 2b 1g, 3 dogs (2pits and a champion show beagle), a huge rabbit and of course my babies the chickens 2 BR and 4 NHR
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post #2 of 21

Yep,  he has to go.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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post #3 of 21

Kids and mean roosters don't mix - better to send Bob to freezer camp, than one of the kids to the hospital.  Just my opinion!

post #4 of 21
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thats my thought as well i tell the kids hes going to the rooster farm(heaven)!!!

I love my life! Have a handsome hubby, 3 gorgeous kids 2b 1g, 3 dogs (2pits and a champion show beagle), a huge rabbit and of course my babies the chickens 2 BR and 4 NHR
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I love my life! Have a handsome hubby, 3 gorgeous kids 2b 1g, 3 dogs (2pits and a champion show beagle), a huge rabbit and of course my babies the chickens 2 BR and 4 NHR
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post #5 of 21

See Bob go.  Go, Bob, go.

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post #6 of 21

You are the parent. Sometimes that means making decisions that our kids don't like. Explain to them that this is what happens when a rooster becomes mean. Maybe they can get another rooster, or a hen if you're not worried about fertilized eggs. Kids to adjust amazingly fast. At least mine did when we lost an animal, but my boys are farm boys and understand the circle of life. (They would usually handle the loss of an animal better than their mama...)

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post #7 of 21

Two situations I expect to have rooster attack me that do not justify their termination.  I threaten his chicks (my game roosters will defend chicks very well), or in your case you threaten his hens.  Your BR (barred Plymouth rock), only if he is also prone to attack at other times would then be culled.

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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by centrarchid 

Two situations I expect to have rooster attack me that do not justify their termination.  I threaten his chicks (my game roosters will defend chicks very well), or in your case you threaten his hens.  Your BR (barred Plymouth rock), only if he is also prone to attack at other times would then be culled.


I would tend to agree, unless he was attacking you or a child unprovoked.  I do have a young child, but she is never in the coop or run with our chickens without me within an arm's length.  She only goes in with me to collect eggs and for very short periods of time. 

But having said that, it's your flock and you're family- you know your situation best and need to make the best decision for your family.  Not everyone needs or wants a rooster, and their's nothing wrong with that either.


 

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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tres Amigas 

See Bob go.  Go, Bob, go.


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post #10 of 21

It's very difficult (as I have learned very recently) but your rooster must go. There are ideas out there about taming roosters but unless you have a lot of time and patience, he's probably not worth the risk to anyone, especially kids. And, yes, we know that he is just doing his rooster-job, but we're humans and we feed you, so Goodbye Mean Rooster!

BTW-- I enjoy my hens more now that he's gone, and they seem happier too. The alpha hen has stepped up to the job of being wary--but not aggressive!


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