Clovis took a HUGE step in the wrong direction today.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amarook, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clovis was my baby rooster. He was the one out of the 6 that I favored.
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    He's now 22 weeks old.
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    He's been doing that walking towards me flapping thing.

    He was approaching Jeff out in the yard with intent the other day.

    And today he went after my niece. He didn't flog her, but he pecked the heck out of her. She has a big welt on the back of her leg.

    Do you think I can still fix this, or should he just become soup?

    I feel bad, cause it's probably my fault he's this way.

    I have another roo. A RIR that I didn't handle very much, and he would NEVER consider threatening me or anyone else for that matter.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wouldn't allow him to be around children at all anymore, even if you are able to change his tune.
    I know people will argue with me, but I've seen it for myself. The "babied" roosters are the ones that will give you problems; IF they are pre-disposed to being aggressive in the first place.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IT IS DINER TIME. PERIOD. [​IMG]
     
  4. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree...soup pot time
     
  5. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make soup. But if you are able to you could always pen him up and not let him out again. Im glad the lil one will be okay.
     
  6. GwenDellAnno

    GwenDellAnno Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, don't make him soup, he's too pretty. Just teach her to carry a long stick with her. Our girls were little the first time I had chickens. The roo got used to them being in the pen with the chickens.

    Sandy
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Freezer camp!!!
     
  9. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you got to keep him, I'd say it's time to clean him up. Anyone that goes into the yard brings a broom, he makes a move. He gets his butt cleaned up.
     
  10. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i've been told that when they start trying to be dominant with you, pick them up, hold them until they quit complaining, maybe 15 - 30 minutes, then put them down, then don't walk away first, they need to walk away first showing you are the alpha. The other thing, sounds funny, but when he flaps towards you, you flap back, telling him you are top roo....
     

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