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darn roo...what else can I do? (long)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klf73, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    other than stew him? My daughter has a roo and 4 girls. They free range with 7 ameraucana. My ameraucana are lovable babies, then there is dash, my daughter's mixed roo. He is the oldest here, hatched May 30th. He tries to be a bully every now and then, but I easily put him back in his place. Yesterday I went to close up the coop and was standing in the doorway. I had a maglight, just in case it was dark in the coop. I went to pick up an egg and he was watching me, as soon as my eyes shifted to see what I was picking up he attacked. I had my hand up with the flashlight(off) blocking so if he did attack he wouldn't get my face. I have a bruise and scratches on my hand. I couldn't leave and he didn't let up until I grabbed a light plastic container and bopped him a couple times(last time he was dazed) and I took the chance to leave. Well today he came at me. I used my boot to keep pushing him down when he would come at me, trying not to hurt him. I finally had to grab the bugger by the neck. I restrained him for a few then threw him in the opposite direction I was going. He came at me again! This time I knocked him down then hung him upside down. I then tried to put him under my arm and he have me a blood blister on my arm through my coat. I threw him down and he again came at me. This time I got more aggressive than him. I kept hitting him back to the ground until his hackles went down and he started running from me. I kept chasing him until he hid under a trailer(cargo type). I realize all my roos are getting a little more aggressive with each other and figured maybe it is because spring is going to be coming up? But it is darn cold here, so I don't know what is going on. My daughter would be heartbroken if he has to go, dh says he is great at protecting his girls, but I am done bleeding. Oh, and he did get my leg one of his attempt and it's bleeding too. Looks like I got in a fight with some feral cats [​IMG] sorry this got long, but I need HELP

  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    no chicken is worth all that...give him to someone else who doesn't mind his attitude!

  4. THough1956

    THough1956 Songster

    I had one like that to and one day the other roosters beat the crap out of him, i found him bleeding in the hen house up under the nest box. I felt sorry for him and took into a seperate pen to recoperate and ever since then he has not tried to attack me.[​IMG]
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I think it's time for him to go. You will have very nice roosters in the ameraucanas, if he keeps coming at you what can you do?
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    yeah, the ameraucanas are awesome, except one keeps trying to get on my head [​IMG] I think he *likes* me. He's on my heels a lot, and chatters to me all the time. Dash is the dom roo so I didn't know if he was gone if their personalities would change? Dash was nice when he wasn't dom roo [​IMG]

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