attack rooster! help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oliviad51, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    I have a beautiful black, white crested polish rooster. The only problem: he attacks people. He drew blood from my leg and my friends leg! It hurts too! I have tried picking him up and walking around with him, I've tried chasing him, I've tried scaring him but NOTHING keeps him away. [​IMG] I am constantly having to carry around a rake so if he comes near, I can protect myself. Does anyone know of anything that can help?
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010
  2. MaureenL128

    MaureenL128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    i have tried a spray bottle of water just to shut my girls up in the morning and they hate it...i only use it when they are totally out of control! this might work if he comes at you again.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If carrying him around doesn't rehabilitate, he should go to freezer camp.

    I had to rehome a white crested blue because he attacked me so frequently.
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Freezer camp
  5. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    You can house him apart from the other chickens until you want to breed him. Out of sight from all girls he should calm down enough for you to handle him again after a few days.

    Or there's always the axe...
  6. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    ok thanks..I still don't know what i'm going to do for sure. I don't want to kill him. Its just something about that rooster that I don't want to let go. I may try the spray bottle, and we don't have anywhere to put him by his self. If anyone else has any ideas, please post :)
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It only gets worse and worse with mean roosters.
  8. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Give him away or freezer camp. I had to give a rooster away for being too rough on my girls and another roo. I want nice happy birds not stressed out hiding ones.
  9. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    this might be a dumb question...but what's freezer camp?
  10. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2009
    Rogers, MN
    I agree with the others, once a mean roo, always a mean roo. There is little you can do, but always carry a stick with you when you go outside, or cull him.
    Sorry, I know how hard it is. We had a very mean roo when I was younger- he'd run across the entire yard just to attack us. Then one day he attacked my dad, who only had an iron pipe for protection...needless to say, my dad won. My mom tried mouth to mouth resuscitation (no, I'm not joking), but it was too late for him.

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