Aggressive Rooster

sandhillchick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 4, 2008
21
1
34
North Carolina
One of my roosters (who has always been friendly) started attacking my daughter today (twice!). What is the problem? What should I do to make him stop?
Thanks!
 

scooter147

Songster
11 Years
Jul 30, 2008
2,042
72
221
Missouri
Don't know where you live but it is going to be a chilly weekend here which is good for chicken-n-dumplings;)

Don't take the chance of your daughter getting seriously injured. CULL IT.
 

PaintedMeadows

Songster
11 Years
Jun 19, 2008
281
1
131
St. Isidore
We have one of those too. He attacks both of my kids, the dog and the cats so tomorrow he is on the cull list. Too scarey what could happen. He draws blood out of the blue, just chases them down when they are walking away or just playing on the lawn. Crazy idiot. I know it will be hard but cull him.
 

the1much

Currently Birdless Hippy
11 Years
Jul 20, 2008
5,351
50
251
with maurice, the original space-cowboy
send ya child in there with a broom, and tell her to play hockey with him,, bat him round for 20 minutes,, then see if he does it,, if not,, he just needed a lesson, just like our kids do,,if he keeps it up,, cull him ,, but you should be able to teach them both to get along,, very few roo's are totally mean,, would be awful to cull if he was just having a bad day,,, their like us,, not all days can we be great people.

EDIT: ta say ,, sometimes roo's are just being roo's ,, some days 1 of mine are having a bad day, i can tell the minute i see him,, and the kids and wife are told to leave him alone,, if they dont, and he flogs them,,, THEY get the "speech" cause it was their fault.
 
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crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
4,044
16
233
East South Central (West KY)
Quote:How old is the rooster, how old is the child, what was happening when the roo attacked, etc. Too many variables to just say "cull it". Is the roo going through his adolescence? Is the child a very small child and thus seems a "threat" or "rival" or "intruder" in the eyes of the roo? Was something else happening that had the flock upset? IMHO some people on here are WAY too quick to say "cull" i.e. "kill" when some rehabilitation will work wonders on lots of roos ESPECIALLY if they've "always been friendly" as you say yours has. GIVE HIM A CHANCE! Read RoosterRed's page on roo behavior/rehab, separate him from your child or vice versa, and give the roo a chance to grow up if he's not already mature. If he is, a little behavior modification may make all the difference in the world.
 

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