Extremely mean rooster

saysfaa

Crowing
5 Years
Jul 1, 2017
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Upper Midwest, USA
My best guess is it is a combination of how reactive he is to dominance challenges and your behavior. If so, you would get less reaction if you either clearly establish dominance over him or don't present a challenge.

I would go with the don't present a challenge route. So, don't squarely face him as you move toward him, don't talk to him as you approach, and, (especially) don't do both at the same time. There are more things like that - your stance, and maybe how you move your feet. I don't have a rooster, so haven't studied this much. This can get hard to do because people tend to do just the opposite of the things they should do as the rooster gets their attention or startles them or makes the suspicious or afraid.

If he isn't toooo reactive, I think you can be a part of the scenery rather than either a challenge or a subject. It will be harder to get there after he has been targeting you, though.
 

theoldchick

The Chicken Whisperer
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 11, 2010
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I train my rooster to go to the roost when I enter the coop. The smart ones learn to behave, the others go to the man down the road. Whenever a rooster gets in my space I make them very uncomfortable by pinning them on the ground or push them around with my rooster stick. As soon as they get out of my space I leave them alone. I trained them to roost by moving them around the coop until they went to the roost and then I left them alone. The smart ones stay there. They may crow like crazy but they remain there until I leave the area. There is no reason to keep an aggressive rooster.
 

Chick-Mahal

Chirping
May 21, 2021
56
235
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Concord, NH
My rooster Mac is close to crazy. I go in to the run and he attacks me and after a while, he stops. He is really dominant in the flock and I want to make him more nice and docile rooster, even if it is by a bit. How can I do that?
My answer is to have a great dinner out of him. Sorry but a destructive animal is not a good thing to have on the farm.
 

Revelation

In the Brooder
Jul 19, 2021
5
21
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My rooster Mac is close to crazy. I go in to the run and he attacks me and after a while, he stops. He is really dominant in the flock and I want to make him more nice and docile rooster, even if it is by a bit. How can I do that?
My wife Lea and i take in all types we have several roosters that either have started Fighting with each other or are aggressive. I came up with a method that really works. It doesn’t hurt the rooster. He can still run if he is in trouble and believe me this works . Get a couple of 8 inch zip ties, put one around the Only one of the roosters ankle loosely so its twice the size of his ankle or So. Cut the remainder of the zip tie off. Take another zip tie and loop it through the zip tie on his ankle and loop a 3/4 inch nut so that it rests on the ground when he is standing. Big loop . Cut the remainder off . He wont like it but he will adjust. It will distract him and he will mellow out eventually . He will still try to fight Or attack until he realizes its to much to deal with . I have one rooster that has had the nut attached for several Days . He is fine now. And i have had one who has had it for several weeks He mellowed pretty quickly but still needs the reminder. Try it it will work Thanks Ric Langley Andover Ct
 

Chick-Mahal

Chirping
May 21, 2021
56
235
86
Concord, NH
My wife Lea and i take in all types we have several roosters that either have started Fighting with each other or are aggressive. I came up with a method that really works. It doesn’t hurt the rooster. He can still run if he is in trouble and believe me this works . Get a couple of 8 inch zip ties, put one around the Only one of the roosters ankle loosely so its twice the size of his ankle or So. Cut the remainder of the zip tie off. Take another zip tie and loop it through the zip tie on his ankle and loop a 3/4 inch nut so that it rests on the ground when he is standing. Big loop . Cut the remainder off . He wont like it but he will adjust. It will distract him and he will mellow out eventually . He will still try to fight Or attack until he realizes its to much to deal with . I have one rooster that has had the nut attached for several Days . He is fine now. And i have had one who has had it for several weeks He mellowed pretty quickly but still needs the reminder. Try it it will work Thanks Ric Langley Andover Ct
What is your rooster to chicken ratio, I would adjust that first. I do not agree with bondage on any animal.
 

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