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post #1 of 12
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I have a rooster that is causing me problems by viciously attacking and in one case has killed a chicken, put a hole in another, and continues to strip others of their feathers, I'm the only thing he fears, what do I need to do in order to keep him?
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post #2 of 12

In your description you state that the rooster is "vicious" and killed another chicken.  There is one really good solution to a rooster like that.  It's the stew pot.  The solution is actually pretty simple.  And the benefit of homegrown chicken is great.  If you are personally not able to do the deed get a family member or friend to help you out.  

 

Wish ya the best.

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post #3 of 12
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That's my second option, if I take the rooster out and isolate it by itself for a week will it be at the bottom of the pecking order? I really need this one for breeding purposes, only Delaware roo I have found around my area, I have no problems killing it, I've been slaughtering my own meat for awhile, about 3 years now
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post #4 of 12

You could always try isolating it, the worst it would do would be to prolong the culling a week if you decide to go that route. If he's friendly with you, I saw a post on here that another person made a fool of the rooster to knock him down a few pegs, dancing around with him in his arms and trying to "shame" him so to speak. I know it sounds crazy, but the original post had some merit to it, I swear! I'll see if I can find it for you.

Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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post #5 of 12

Here it is. I don't know if you'll find any useful information in here that pertains to you, but it sure is entertaining!

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/573517/got-flogged-by-a-rooster-tonight

Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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post #6 of 12
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Thank you, the funny part is I try to shame him, the roo is nonaggressive to me, but is very petrified of me
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post #7 of 12

Well, best of luck to you, maybe someone with some more experience will cluck in. I think I've lucked out...I had a flock of ten total, and two were roos, so I had two roos to 8 hens, and everyone says that's way too small a ratio. Now we're down to two roos, seven hens running around and one broody and things are still okay. I've never been attacked, the worst they do is try to peck at my rings or my shoes if the light catches them. But we have six two-month-olds that joined the flock a few weeks ago, and the broody should hatch out in 7-12 days(ish) (I say ish because I have no idea when she started setting, I just thought she was laying the same time every day!). So chances are we'll end up with a few more roos!

Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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Mama of 1 SLW, 1 Ameracauna, 1 BFCM, 2 Dominiques, 2 BLRW hens and 2 BLRW roos, 4 SLW babies, 2 Ameraucana babies, and a clutch of eggs being sat on right now! Plus a rabbit, a furry barking son, two human children, and a husband

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post #8 of 12
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Thanks, I plan on asking my neighbor or when I get the chance, she has had over 50 years of experience with this stuff, so I'll ask her opinion tomorrow
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post #9 of 12

This is a case for the stew pot.

 

Aggression is, in a large part, genetic. If you use this rooster for a flock rooster, you will have problems with his offspring. This is not a good candidate for breeding.
 

With a bird this aggressive, I don't think putting him in a cage for a while will work. This sometimes works for hens, but I've seen roosters be incredibly aggressive in getting back to the top of the pecking order. I think he might cause even more damage on the way back to being alpha.


Edited by WalkingOnSunshine - 6/26/13 at 6:10am
The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to SIX birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, and one blue Ameraucana rooster. Everything looks so empty out there, but I'm happy with the decision. No more washing, sorting, packing and delivering 30 dozen eggs every week, WOOT!
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The chickens are sold! We sold off 150 roosters, hens, cockerels, and pullets and are down to SIX birds. Three ISA Brown, one Amberlink, one blue copper Marans, and one blue Ameraucana rooster. Everything looks so empty out there, but I'm happy with the decision. No more washing, sorting, packing and delivering 30 dozen eggs every week, WOOT!
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post #10 of 12
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He seems to be okay sometimes, and other times he is very aggressive, even picking on the hens
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