Agressive Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rebeccahorse, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way to get my roo to stop attacking me.
    He does it when I get too near the cage or reach in to
    get the food dish. He is in his own cage because the hens were getting freaky, they were afraid of everything, and when I took him out they returned to normal,they are very friendly and are not afraid of me when he is not in there with them. He uses his spurs and his beak. Is there any way to get him to quit, I would rather try something, because the last resort will be having him for dinner. :mad:
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    There are some ways to try to tame a roo... Some advocate picking him up by the feet and hanging upside down when he gets agressive, etc.

    Basically though, roosters protect their flock and some are more aggressive than others.

    Do a search for 'agressive and rooster' and see what you can find - there are other threads on this topic on the forum with lots of good advice.

    Good luck with hiim!
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    i think rooster red has a link about agressive roosters. Mine is lucky he is not covered in salt and butter.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sadly many times you can't rehabilitate them. Aggressive roosters have no place in my barn. They go in the stew pot.
     

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