a mean attackin rooster, anyway to get him to stop attackin?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jinglesassy, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. jinglesassy

    jinglesassy In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2007
    hi, my white leg horn rooster named super chicken keeps on attacking me, anyway to get him to stop?
  2. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    I had the same problem with my first roo, the only thing we could ever do was carry a stick with us and when he went to attack put the stick in the way where he would hit it instead of us - the only problem he got really smart and waited till we turned our back to him ( big mistake ) so we finally had to rehome him to someone who could handle him better and I got a little banty roo instead I have all the big roo attatude in a smaller package LOL
    wish I could give you better help, good luck
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Im so sorry you are haveing this problem. There are a few things you can try.....when you go out there...pick him up. Of course you MAY need to use gloves the first few times. Hold him for a few minutes...or just walk around with him while you do your chicken chores! Let him know....YOU are alpha. When you sit him down....push him to the ground, makeing him squat for a few seconds. This puts him in submission. This will take time, and patience. Other options....find him a new home...or a soup pot!
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    He doesn't see you as being the alpha.

    You have to make him submit to you.

    Try this... at the first sign of aggression grab him, hold him no matter how much he struggles, do not let him go.
    Walk around with him, pet him, etc... after he calms down, Let him go when YOU want to.

    Its important to repeat this everytime he gets aggressive, make him submit.

    It usually doesn't take more than a couple of weeks for him to realize that you can restrain him anytime you want, making you the Alpha.

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