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Aggressivish rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CogburnIsMyRoo, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. CogburnIsMyRoo

    CogburnIsMyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have probably one of most nice and docile roosters at least towards me, I personally have never had a problem with my rooster until today. While I was at school my dad was working on our pull barn and my rooster charged at him then my dad pushed him away them it happend again and again until my dad just kicked him lightly. When I got home I went out and checked on him and learned he wasn't hurt from the kick and wasn't aggressive towards me at all. I just want to know why anyone thinks my sweetie is nice to me but mean to my dad. Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He regards your Dad as a 'stranger' and was trying to exert dominance. Day length is increasing, and testosterone levels are also increasing. Keep an eye on him - he may give you a try. If he does, subordinate him rather than 'fighting back' at him. Hopefully he will remain mellow.
     
  3. Mrs. K

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    If he does not remain mellow, you will need to consider culling him. You don't say how old he is, but if he is just coming into his full adult hood, the hormones may have turned the darling into a nightmare. Be aware, an attack by a rooster is no small thing.

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  4. majortaylor

    majortaylor Out Of The Brooder

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    Holding the rooster down and giving him a pinch on the head and back usually tells him who is boss and if you feel you can't get that close to him, a water gun is a good way to put him in his place from a distance.
    He may just be scared and defensive towards your dad. Roosters are just trying often to defend the flock. If your dad has some time to just sit on a low stool in the chickens area and not make direct eye contact, that would be a good way for the roo to see he's not a threat and for him to get used to him.
    Hope this helps and don't give up on your rooster just yet!
     
  5. CogburnIsMyRoo

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    The thing is even after he went at my dad he didn't come at me he still lets me hold him and is not aggressive at all towards me. He is almost one now.
     
  6. CogburnIsMyRoo

    CogburnIsMyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that before and have sprayed him before just to show I was dominate. He's not aggressive towards me but just my dad. I think it's because my dad never sits with them like I do. I forgot to mention that I am the only one who takes care of my chickens because I am trying to start a business or something like that.
    Thanks for your response!
     
  7. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    It may work, and it may not work. Be aware and have a plan for if it doesn't work. You may never have another problem, he might attack you next. There really is no knowing with a rooster. There brain is small, their hormones are huge this time of year. Right now, I have a darling, he is going on 2. Never had any problem with him, even when the grandchildren are around, but I am always aware of his responses when they are there.

    Be aware and have a plan, that is all I am saying.

    Mrs K
     
  8. Macis Papa

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    If I had a rooster attacking me the last thing I would do is bend over. Lowering your face would be dangerous if you asked me. I've been spurred several times, I was spurred through my jeans when I was a kid and still have the scars. Suggesting to someone (possibly a child ) that they bend over and try to pin down or pick up the the rooster is irresponsible in my opinion. Your dad had the right idea when he kicked him in my opinion.
     
  9. CogburnIsMyRoo

    CogburnIsMyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I to think that he did that right thing but I just think that my rooster is being intimidated because he was being nice to him all day until my dad went to pick up a piece of lumber that's when my roo went at him.
     
  10. majortaylor

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    Not all roosters have spurs, in fact a lot of them don't. Mine doesn't and when he decided to slightly try it with me, by giving me a peck, I pecked him back right away with my hand and chased him and stroked him. Fear is the last thing you want to show to an animal that is thinking that it can dominate you and while I understand you had a bad experience when you were little, sometimes getting down to their level can show them that you're really the boss. His rooster didn't seem to be extreme like the one you encountered so getting down to its level isn't irresponsible.
     

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