attacking roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by solitude, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. solitude

    solitude Out Of The Brooder

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    Do most cocks eventually end up attacking children even when they seem gentle in the beginning?
     
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard of roos who end up flogging kids when the roos reach maturity. I have heard of some people who've had good luck with having the kids swat them with a broom when they attack and some for whom that did not work.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know if I'd say "most" of them, but it does happen quite frequently according to the posts I see on here.
     
  4. Pinkychick

    Pinkychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I am having the same problem. My rooster tried to kill my youngins. I had to separate them. Will try to put them back together when the rooster is matured a little. He is 4 and a half months old. My youngins are 3 months old. Hopefully he stops doing that or he is bye bye. O! I mis read thought you meant young chicks. heehee oh well! [​IMG]
     
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  5. ChickyLove

    ChickyLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I started to get a bit concerned here LOLOL! I was thinking to myself "I hope she's not taking babies into the run with her. I mean, I understand early integration with children and animals, but wow!!" Glad I read further!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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