Help With Rooster From Hell!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mojomamma, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. mojomamma

    mojomamma Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Hi! Happy New Year!!! Well, my 9 month old rooster who just started crowing 2 weeks ago when 2 of my golden laced wyandottes started laying, just ATTACKED me, drew blood and all and chased me pecking when I tried to close the coop for the night. Does this have something to do with the hens starting to lay, he never used to act like that, now I can't even go in the run. Should I get rid of him, cause I'm ready to strangle him!!!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    His hormones have kicked in and you have seen his true nature. Most likely, this is the real him and you won't change it. If boundary testing begins before the hormones start raging, sometimes that can be nipped in the bud, but after he starts mating the girls and thinks he's the king, it's not likely he'll change, no matter what you do to him.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Late blooming jerk. Sorry. [​IMG]
  4. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2011
    White Church Missouri
    I know what I did to the BO we got after he tried that with me.... it worked and he didn't do it again.... Not sure how people would take it though... I wasn't very nice to him but he never attacked me again! Guess if I get flamed so be it. I punted him like a football across the barn....... he never came back for a second goal score.....

  5. mojomamma

    mojomamma Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Yes, I am beginning to think he is a real pain in the butt...Within the last week the hens have been picking at his wing area and he is missing feathers....The hens backs are pretty beat bare and missing feathers too...He is nice to my husband but hates me all of a sudden. My husband was at work and did not believe he has been beating me up! He really likes this mean old bird....
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    The book I offered in my contest (you might want to enter) by Minnie Rose, says to swat him with piece of board. You might want to give it a try if he's one you want, though I don't recommend breeding this type of character.

    I wish you peace and a Happy and Safe new year,

  7. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Is his name crock pot?? [​IMG]
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Been there, done that.

    Culled the roo.
  9. ScottyHOMEy

    ScottyHOMEy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Waldo County, Maine
    Stew him. You're raising chickens, not rattlesnakes. Some roosters need more room than others, and they can be accommodated if they're otherwise doing their job.

    This fellow is out of hand. Likely striking out, trying to find something/one else to dominate since the hens started pecking back.
  10. WalkingHorse

    WalkingHorse Out Of The Brooder

    The meaner the roo the sweeter the stew is my motto. [​IMG]

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