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Do Roos ever stop being Idgits?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by columbiacritter, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    My large cochin roo seems to get his testosterone in an uproar about every two weeks or so. Usually I just have to chase him off a couple times before he leaves me alone, but occasionally he won't give up. The only way to get him to calm down is to catch him with the net, squash him flat, hang him upside down them pack him around awhile. He's a generously sized roo so packing him around is a total pain in the rear, but if I just squash him and hang him he comes right back at me.

    I'm not worried about getting hurt by him. He's pure cochin so he's low, wide and not very graceful. When we fight I have to be careful not to boot him too hard. Usually I scoop him with the top of my boot and toss him or wack him across the rump with my rooster stick.

    He's young, not quite a year. Will he ever get the clue and stop going after me?

  2. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border

    I resemble that remark!

    iDgits, I mean digitS'
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  3. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    I don't know if he will ever stop, but you can check out Rooster Reds behavior modification page here one BYC. Sounds like that's pretty much what you are doing, but his page has a lot of great info on there that I never would have thought of. I have a 4 month old cochin roo and he does the same things that yours does. Good luck. [​IMG]
  4. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    My roo Spanky decided he should challenge me.... it was after I got new chicks that had grown into pretty young girls. He was about 18 months when he decided I should be kept in line. Let me say that he has had a rethink of the whole issue.... It took a number of attitude adjustments, but he respects me now as flock leader and doesn't attempt anything more than raising a ruckus vocally. And the ruckus only comes when I'm handling the flock - for example picking them up to examine them. I've never packed him around..... just held him until he calms down. But.... he's never been amourous with me, just aggressive.... the one amourous attempt got him a tap with the boot. He's a quick study!
  5. We have a BIG cochin roo. He flogs my wife whenever he gets the chance. The other day I walked into the barn to my wife chasin the poor guy around the barn with a blade in her hand screaming that she was "going to kill the little sh-t". Itold her "and you thought I needed professional help".

    I knew what happened, but it did not make it any less funny.
    He tried to flog me too, but he knows I will launch him across the barn.
    You have to make sure he can see your face and then go after him when you get close to him. It has taken me a number of tries, but he finally gave it up a week or so ago. 14 pounds of bird hitting you in the upper leg is a real suprise when you do not expect it, especially when he comes from behind.

    My wife has named him. She calles him "dumpling" and refers to him as the chick on the stick. LOL!!!

    I do fear however that he will cross the line somehow and we will be having chicken for dinner. He really is a pretty boy and the hens just love him.
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Squirt him with the hose! My roo never did like that at all but did back off. But now he's just a big baby
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Quote:I have the same problem with my bantam cochin roo, He comes sneaking up behind me every time i go outside, I do the pick him up and hold him tight thing, whisper sweet nothings in his ear like "you better shape up or your shipping out" Doesn't work. After he is defeated he goes running off whining but 5 minutes later comes back for round 2 LOL

  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
  9. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I have to give my Andalusian a tune up about once a week, then all I have to do is show him the sole of my shoe and he backs off. I had to learn the hard way that being nice, even after said tune-up, is a bad idea. He'd been a good boy for several days, so I gave him some banana. He took that banana and turned right around and gave me the 'get in line!' shuffle.
  10. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    I had a barred something at one time. He was big and very mean and dangerous, until one this day when he was flogging at me. I threw the feeding cans (2 lb. coffee cans) that I was holding at him hit him in the head and knocked him out cold. I thought I killed him. After a few minutes he woke up a reformed chicken. He never flogged again.

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