Attack rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Denisejmdk, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Denisejmdk

    Denisejmdk Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2015
    Not sure if this is the right tread to post this in. I have a frizzeled rooster that is jut under a year old. Whe we walk into the coop he lunges at us feet first. Can his nails be trimed?
  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    His nails are the least of your problems. He has a serious behavior problem that left undisciplined could end up sending someone to the ER.

    He's at the age where his hormones are compelling him to be mistrustful of humans and that he needs to protect the hens from you.

    This is a two-sided problem. There is something about your behavior that is causing mistrust, and his behavior shouldn't be ignored, either.

    He is attempting to flog you. You need to grab him when he comes at you, push him flat on the ground with your hand behind his head, and keep him immobilized until he quits struggling and submits. You need to do this each and every time he displays bad behavior.

    As for your part, you need to slow down. Make sure your movements are precise and careful, especially near the hens and him.

    Trimming his claws won't do much to protect from getting scratched, but after his spurs are over an inch long, they can be filed down or removed by twisting off with some pliers.
  3. Never turn your back too him.
    My Polish rooster attacked me daily...Needless to say he is not here any more.
    Challenging a Rooster will only get you injured. A Rooster will die trying to protect their flock. He sees you as a threat.
  4. Denisejmdk

    Denisejmdk Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2015
    I was in the coop today and he never came near me. He is a year old and I've only had him for a month.
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

  6. Only because you were not a threat....We are not Roosters so they are a handful for a beginner.
    Not all are bad....Some are scary!
  7. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2013
    If you don't mind watching your behavior and your back every time you are near this rooster or his hens, you can try to keep him. But like it was stated in previous posts, you could end up seriously injured if the rooster decides he wants to attack you for whatever reason.
    In my opinion, it's not worth the trouble. If this rooster were mine, he wouldn't be needing a nail trim where he was going. But I wish you good luck and that you have a flock you can enjoy.
  8. If you feel like you need him for some reason? Then don't debate the issue... Really he should go. Only to get meaner in his attacks and if small kids are around he could really do damage. Some Roosters belong in a pot.

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