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Attacking Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Gross, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Gross

    Gross Hatching

    Apr 30, 2014
    I have a RIR rooster that has started attacking me at times. I have kicked him away, hit him with a stick and a bucket just to protect myself. He is about 6 months old. The five hens he is with started laying August 1st. He has just started this. It isn't every time I go in the pen, but I never know when he does it. He lowers his head, the feathers on his neck flare out and he lunges at me throwing his feet at me as to use his spurs. He only has small nubes right now, but he could hurt someone when he gets older. Is he being protective of the hens or is he probably just mean as rip?

  2. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

    Jul 9, 2009
    I do not advocate hitting nor kicking a Rooster...I can understand your frustration and potential fear but...I would catch him and hold him down for 5 minutes...do not allow him to move at all whilst you do this...you need to show him that you are the dominant one and he needs to learn respect...every time he does anything unacceptable you need to catch him and hold him down..again for 5 minutes..he will learn respect..if he shows no acceptance of this treatment...consider culling him... please do give him a chance..he is young and is trying his luck...
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Sounds like stew pot time to me Here's what an adult rooster can do



    This was all done in one swoop. So under a minute. I haven't had one get better,if anything they get worse.
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  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
  5. Gross

    Gross Hatching

    Apr 30, 2014
    Thanks for your reply. I will try that.

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