Originally Posted by scooter147
Your right I would not get rid of a puppy the first time he snipped or growled at one of my kids. Mind you that pup would know the snipping, biting or growling behavior would not be tolerated, period.
The pup is much smarter than the rooster and can be easily trained and shown who in the family is higher in the pack than he is.
That rooster and those flying spurs scare me.
Not too long ago (think I mentioned it here) I had a rooster threaten me (head down, neck feathers out etc. etc. etc.) well he went flying across the run and it wasn't his idea either I havn't had a bit a problem with him since but I am 6' 2 and 225 pounds, my daughter is 3' 5" (approx) and dainty.
NO ONE should have ANY animal their afraid of,,,,,and im not sure on the dog being that much smarter then chickens,, ive seen some pretty stupid dogs ,, and birds have the SAME pack hierarchy as dogs,,,they (all animals) must be shown who is boss ,, theres just different ways,,, dogs, you push their heads down with your head,, that means YOU are top dog,,, roo's ,, chase them till you catch them,, be rough with them, and any sign of them wanting to go "up the ladder" you put them on the bottom rung,,,,called the pecking order.