Got Flogged by A rooster tonight

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by al6517, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    So I am going about my normal daily chores in the chicken breeding condo as usual, going from pen to pen feeding and watering, collecting egg's and all the normal stuff. I always save the big layer pen for last, so I goes in look around the water is full and the feeder full, I turn to gander in the nest boxes and slam. From behind I get hammered in the calfs by this rooster a 9 mo old LF WLR Cornish bulldozer [​IMG]. I turn and look and there the idiot stands 6 ft away facing me all puffed up wings out hackles up and giving me the evil eye [​IMG]. A smile crosses my cheeks as I squint my good eye and loudly squak a few very colorful medefores [​IMG] and yeah it's on now. I deftly lay a size 11 boot to his chest as he hurles backward 10 ft and we begin our dance [​IMG]. If there was a video camera present I would have looked like Bruse Lee after a bad hangover LOL, I was moving through the pen steady on his A33 booting him from one side to the other, he flies up on the roost and I move to hand swings batting wildly connecting with a few good right & left combo's to the body bouncing him to H3ll and back looking like Rocky Balboa in the 12th round. I was proud of the hen's as they hunker quietly in the corner in disbelief, after Oh 2 min or so the meley ceases. I calmly walk around him and the lil Bas**d doesn't even have a feather ruffled LOL, but I surmised he as learned who is boss. I might add he has been a great rooster up to this point, and may have been feeling his oats as the weather has been nice lately. If you keep decent numbers of chickens for as long as some of us have it is bound to happen and has happened to me more time than I care to recall.

    Tomorrow I will make my rounds as usual and not draw his suspision I will turn my back and wait, smiling of course and at the ready. We will see if the saga continues, my guess is it won't as I have been able to save many a good rooster using this little technic.


    This is the big cocky buggar.

    And this is one half of the layers boxing ring, it's 12'X12' & 8' tall the run is the same dimension.

    I will post again tomorrow on the day's esscapade if there is one LOL.
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  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Good luck....usually the total humiliation in front of the harem works.

    It may be an idea to wait for him to come out then grab him and hold him under your arm in front of his girls parading him in front of them again today to show that you are the Boss and know you are the Boss. I even do my version of the 'wing dance' to one of our roosters who is a bit above his stations......far enough away from neighbours to be noticed, so won't be committed to a mental institute.
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  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] Yeah the whole holding him and parading around isn't my style [​IMG] And there is no way I would get caught dead doing a version of the German chicken dance hehehehe, I have a reputation to uphold ya know [​IMG] I am looking forward to tomorrow's coop chores and I may even walk out there in my slippers & Jama's during my morning coffee, and walk the outside glaring at him.
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    I squirt my roo with water when he does that too me
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  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Good luck with it, but if you run into one it doesnt work on, there's always the stew pot!
  6. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living In the Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Northern California
    I am looking forward to tomorrow's tale, if even just to read, "He didn't even look at me once."

    Our 17wk old rooster got a little "puffed" at me the other day to which I responded with a little smack and pinning him down in front of the girls. He used to run up to me every day and I kind of miss that, but that's just my maternal side talking. [​IMG]
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Water squirting is a waste if time, these are pure bred 10lb Cornish built like a cinder block not Foo-Foo girly birds with a hair-do, if I were to squirt them they'd look at me and say hey !!! You talkin to me.......... you talkin to me... in his best Deniro accent LOL.
    I have had to resort to the stew pot on a few occasions, and I won't hesitate on this on if he doesn't come around, but I want to use him to replenish my layer flock.
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  8. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    I have a 10 week old Serama cockerel that thinks my hand is an open invitation to mount and violate, especially when its on my mouse, and I'm browsing BYC. It was funny the first and second time, but now, its a [​IMG] and [​IMG] Bad manners will not be tolerated.
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  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:Even if he doesn't try anything I will still slowly walk him down and do a few laps around the pen, letting him know I got my eye on him and feel anxiety. Sometimes once isn't enough as chickens ain't all that smart for very long, so a little prolonged lesson allways helps keep the fear of god in him. Repitition is the key.
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  10. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Luckily I haven't had any issues with my boys. My largest is my Black Australorp and he's not mean at all. I am worried the Orpingtons are going to be the issue. They get a little bit of an attitude when I chase them off my girls (they have been grabbing the young 12-14wk old pullets and they are easily 2-3x their size). They are soon going to the bachelor pad where they can get acquainted with Snack (the BA). He'll show them who's boss. I'll be like you if it ever happens to me, though. I won't put up with it. I have two kids under 10 and the chickens free range. Yeah, I will have no patients for a nasty roo.
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