german spitzhuban maybe acting aggressive?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nikki1496, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    My german rooster is acting a bit strange i went out to collect eggs and usually i pet everyone including roosters but today i wentvto pet him and he went at my hand and acted like he was gonna jump at me. hes never done that and they are all day olds i raised so whats up with him?
     
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whenever he does this, take him by the neck feathers and force his head down. Another thing to try is to carry him around as you do your outside work. I hope this helps!!!
     
  3. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    I pick him up and ill sit there and pet him then when i put him down and pet his chest and neck he bites my hand again. hes never acted like this. could it be because hes been mating with hens
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    He's mature male livestock...not a good 'pet'.

    Stop touching him and he may settle down.

    Otherwise you may have to get rid of him or risk someone getting seriously injured, especially if you have small children around.
     
  5. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2013
    northern california
    He jumped at my leg earlier and caught my pant leg with his beak. the other roo we have doesnt do this though so its weird
     

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