Do i just have an evil rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cpfeiff, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Cpfeiff

    Cpfeiff Hatching

    Jun 11, 2019
    My poor hens have lots of broken feathers. From what in have researched it could be from my rooster. He's very aggressive. I have to put a laundry basket on top of him and a trail road tie to keep him inside just to get into my coop to collect eggs. If this is because of him should i get rid of him?
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  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

    Jul 8, 2018
    Yes... that’s from your rooster. I recommend culling him. :hmm
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  3. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    Are those Rhode Island Reds? Some breeds of chickens are more aggressive, and some are more docile. I think RIR's aren't the most docile. Believe me, if he were mine and was doing me that way, he'd be on the kitchen table. If you did not pet, or handle your rooster much at all to help keep him tame/friendly, he'll probably see you as a threat to his flock. I recommend culling him as well.
  4. Peepsi

    Peepsi Songster

    Apr 1, 2017
    Life is too short to keep aggressive problem roosters. Invite him over for dinner, and get a polite, well-mannered rooster for your hens.
  5. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
    Some roosters are rough with hens, some are not. Some are nasty to people, some are not. My experience has been that if a cockerel chick is very friendly there is a good chance he's going to grow up into a nasty rooster. Those that are more respectful and give you space, get out of your way, usually turn out to be better keepers. I also don't keep the nasty ones. Getting spurred or flogged once is more than enough. Young cockerels can be rough on hens and may settle down as they mature, but I don't keep roo's that go after me, it just makes all chicken chores unpleasant to deal with. There are plenty of good ones, if you want to keep a roo.
  6. BarnGems

    BarnGems Songster

    Jan 12, 2019
    SE KY
    I'm sure this is a difficult decision and I wish I had more alternatives that the other posters. It's not fun owning a human aggressive rooster. Even without large spurs they can do some serious damage, if they catch you unaware. I have not found a 100% effective way to tame them so you really have only 2 options in my opinion. Sell him to someone willing to cull him or cull him yourself. I have seen a few remedies you could try but I have not personally done them.
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  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    He's not evil, just penned and super horny by the looks of things.
    Penned roosters nearly always have territory issues, some much more than others. :)
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  8. RhodeIslandRed5

    RhodeIslandRed5 Songster

    May 28, 2019
    East Texas
    BarnGems has a good idea! If you'd rather not cull your rooster yourself, sell or give him away. If you still want a rooster, post an ad online or a newspaper advertising another rooster(preferably a tame one).
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I would like to add if he is that territorial and sees you as enough of an issue that you have to put him in a hamper like a dirty sock then corrective measures are certainly moot at this point what you're seeing is all there is.
    Whether he came that way or the pen and ladies made him nutty who knows?
    It could even be you, he might just have an issue. Whatever his deal is you can't fix him.
    Put him on craigslist or post notices at local feed stores but be sure to tell prospective new owners he's a salty little man nobody likes surprises! :)
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  10. Cpfeiff

    Cpfeiff Hatching

    Jun 11, 2019
    One is rir other is ee and my rooster is a barred rock
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