flogging

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dekon121, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. dekon121

    dekon121 New Egg

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    I have a bantam rooster that has been babied and now out of the blue he has flogged my 6 year old and now me. Is this an on going thing and should i get rid of him?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If you are not well versed with chickens, then get rid of him immediately.
     
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  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cull that tiny bully-- this is just the beginning.
    If you and your child were flogged and ran away from him, he knows he's got the upper hand and will be waiting for another opportunity.
     
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  4. dekon121

    dekon121 New Egg

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    thank you
    I raised chickens before and this is the 1st time I have been flogged. I caught him by the neck when he jumped at me and he don't have spurs yet so now he is scared of me!
    I told my son to stand his ground and he did.
    Been a week and no more attacks. Good for his sakes
     
  5. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope he doesn't attack anymore-- keep us posted and good luck!
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    It might work, but I am betting it won't. If he does not attack you, it might be another small child, perhaps one visiting you.

    Very often, roosters that were the darling, become the nightmare. When they sit in your lap, and you pet and preen them, they take that as submission.

    Be very aware.

    Mrs K
     
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  7. dekon121

    dekon121 New Egg

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    Thank y'all so much.
    Its nice to get answers when you need them. Most chats are a bunch of punks and you never get your answers.
    Thanks again
    David
     
  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! I agree with Mrs. K on this. He will attack again, and could hurt you, and really injure a child. Do you want to risk someone's face or eyes? Mary
     
  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    To be well versed you need to have been through this before. Bird in question would be an excellent bird to begin learning curve. Your child in particular will need to learn how to protect face.
     
  10. MargaretYakoda

    MargaretYakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^THIS^^
    Once they've shown aggression you can't trust them again. If you NEVER let anyone else in your chicken yard, that might be OK. But there are enough aggressive roosters in the world. Cull this one and try a different one.
     

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