In the Brooder
- Mar 21, 2014
It seams that every time I get a rooster it turns on me. I raised one from a chick and it started attacking me while the other rooster did not. I dispatched it and got another one that was 5 months old. I have had him for three months and he was friendly then all of a sudden one day he attacked me. Now he stalks me if I am in the yard even if there is a fence between us and he can see me. I am the one that brings the feed and they are free range. I have him and 10 hens in the yard. He is okay with my husband there and if he goes toward my husband he swats him and the roo backs down. If I try to push him away he still jumps at me head on. I never did anything to fast of sudden while in the coop so I don't know what he would feel threatened about. Now I can't go out to feed the hens. I am going to get rid of him but would like to ask one thing. Does a rooster attack a human based on smell? Could he just sense fear of smell the difference between me and my husband? Or am I crazy? I want to make sure the next roo is calm with me at all times. I have chicks and some of them are roos.