Evil Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Necklace, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Necklace

    Necklace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok.. I have a Red Rock rooster that is about a year old.. he and I are having major issues.. at first he was attacking my feet once in awhile and he would back off if I swung my foot out and stomped a little.. but last night he and I actually had a 5 min fight.. he tore my feet up and would just not back down.. he is protective of the hens.. and I understand that... but two of my hens are afraid of him... and he had them cornered in the side of my yard against the gate.. so I went over to pick them up so I could put them in the coop because it was bed time.. the practically jumped into my arms and them my dumb rooster started full out attacking me.. I ended up having to toss the hens past him so they could get to the coop and he just kept charging me... it got to the point where I started kicking him back... he just would not stop.. he tore my feet up and I probably hurt him a bit to... I am not sure what to do with him besides get rid of him.. he needs to learn that I am not going to hurt the hens and that I am in charge and not him..

    does anyone have any tips I can try besides having a kicking match with him to get to back off... I am about to get rid of him.. but I don't know if that will throw my other hens off that free range and hang around with him.. I don't want to loose my hens.. he keeps them rounded up and they follow him everywhere... except for the two that seem to hate him with a passion... :/

    and help would be great..
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once it's gone that far with a rooster, it is hard to retrain. The only thing I can think of, is to keep invading his space and keep him on the move.make him afraid of you like he does those hens. Violence begets violence so avoid that. The problem now is that you probably can't turn your back on him. Over the years, I have noticed that some roosters hate white shoes or white laces. Never safe to be around roosters in sandals, bare feet or painted nails. The rooster will not forget the fight with you. Roosters are born to fight and you're going to get one now. Good luck but I think it's past helping.
     
  3. Necklace

    Necklace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try another pair of shoes.. maybe get some heavy boots.. and carry a walking stick.. :/ I do wear sandels so maybe if he can not get to my feet as easy it might make him a little less brave.. I hate to get rid of him but he is on that last nerve.. my girls will not even go outside because he goes after them.. and of course they run away screaming.. but I don't back down from him.. he might peck hard but I am not going to let a big rooster with and attitude run me around my yard... I am going to put him in his place even if that means putting him in a smaller pen I have and he can be all alone..

    Thank you for the advice... hope the shoe thing works... :)
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Make him run away! Walking stick might be good for confined spaces. If he charges you from a distance....that's different.[​IMG]
     
  5. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grab him while he is roosting at night and take him for a walk in your arms. He'll learn to respect you real quick that way. It may only take one time. But never turn your back on him, and never wear thin shoes, unless you are carrying a stick.

    He won't back down, that's not what they do. If you step to him he will keep fighting until he's hurting too bad to continue. If you step back, or turn sideways he will likely lose interest.

    I tried to make my mean rooster a friend, and it has worked pretty much, but he still acts up once in a while. He seems to know when I'm wearing soft clothing and can make me bleed. The next time will be the last time. I'm just waiting for his replacement to mature enough to lead the flock...
     
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  6. HOLWACHAGOT

    HOLWACHAGOT Out Of The Brooder

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    You need olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and a big frying pan...

    Holwachagot
     
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  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    See, some training advice but notice- the truly aggressive ones still go after you if you "are not careful". That's really not fun and completely unnecessary so if you do not want to tolerate it any more, simply get rid of him. This is supposed to be a pleasing hobby right?

    I agree his behavior especially the last fight shows he is most likely a hard case. It's genetic. The middle of ground roosters or not very aggressive roosters are completely deterred by the first or second whatever-method-you-used. It is people with those roosters that swear by "re- training" success. Their stories are true... because their roosters were not genetically aggressive to begin with. Those methods will NOT work as well on a truly aggressive rooster. They either just won;t stop or learn to do submarine attacks... waiting until you turn around.. or avoid you but attack other people. Just forget that nonsense, especially if there are small kids present.

    The hens will be completely fine with no rooster around. They are not a good reason to keep a nasty rooster.

    There are many nice roosters out there with people willing to sell or even give them away for free. If you decide to get rid of the evil roo and get a new nice rooster, try to pick up an OLDER rooster. That way his personality is clear, no aggression there. Some young roosters will seem nice.. but once they mature or suddenly become the lone rooster after being subdominant, they start to get overly cocky... if you don't know how to handle this, there is a bit of risk it can become an attacker. So, an older, calm rooster is the best pick. Does not have to be the same breed or even the same color.
     
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  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Hahaha so much this!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahah I like this answer the best!


    Ok in all seriousness it sounds like you need a new rooster. Fighting with you aside he does not sound like a good roo for the girls either. There are some roos that are such good boys and really treat the gals good and then there are some that are horrible. If your girls are scared of him that's bad. A good roo will be gentle with his gals, find treats and yummy things for them to eat, be on the constant lookout for predators AND respect you as flock leader.

    Some breeds are more prone to mean roos than others but I find there are good ones and bad ones in all breeds. You shouldn't have to put up with a bad one when there are so many good ones that really deserve a home and a flock of their own.

    I say send him to the freezer coop and find yourself a new gentleman for the ladies ;)


    Trish
     
  10. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    The girls will be fine with no roo. One of them will become queen so you don't need a king.

    I would suggest you re-home him and if you still want a roo find a breed type that is not so aggressive. Cochin roos for example are nice (mostly).
     
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