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How can I keep my Rooster from Flogging me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by larleene100, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. larleene100

    larleene100 In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2010
    he has never flogged me but he has my mom, dad, and two of my cousins. He just chased me all the way from the chicken coop to the house! Why does he do this and how can i make him quit?

  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    use the business end of the shovel for a little attitude adjustment to the head, that should stop him for..... like.... EVER !!!!. You can correct that behavior but My experience is not very often with good results. Good luck though.

  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    he does it because he can...lots of different advice on this one...do a little searching you should find more suggestions than you could possible ever try..

    point is he is showing his dominance...you can try showing him you are more dominate or....well that is what the research will help you find out
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    He does it because he's a rooster, and he's gotten away with it in the past. In order to stop this behavior even temporarily you must convince him that you are dominant. I'll let you pick the method. Al6517 told you how to stop it permanently. Good luck- running away only assures him that he is the boss.
  5. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

    Aug 9, 2009
    unfortunatly most people say the best way to make roosters like this quit is to put them in the oven
  6. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Songster

    Jan 11, 2011
    Colorado Plains
    I have a rooster who likes to peck at my hand. He's drawn blood twice. Last time I gave him a little smack on his comb and he hasn't done it since.

    He was just protecting his girls. Has someone that he chases been a little bit mean to him or his harem?
  7. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Songster

    Dec 18, 2010
    It goes like this.

    If you run. He'll chase you.
    If you let him, he will.

    We don't have many troubles with roosters, even my big RIR boys. They know I'm boss now. If he flogs you, turn around and give him a nudge. If he comes again, kick harder. You won't hurt him unless you really kick him hard. Also, pinning them to the ground (on their backs, even,) helps.

  8. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    He's attacked all these people and he's still alive? I would say to kick the crap out of him, but I think it's too late. Eat him.
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Quote:x2 Didn't eat mine. Bobcat gottem. [​IMG]
  10. Luvroos

    Luvroos Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    I have 2 that act as if they want to flogger me quite often, an RIR and an amber sex link! I stop dead in my tracks and allow them to continue reacting and will wait until they begin to walk away and then it's all over until the next time. I also try to catch them, hold them close for a while and give them kisses, rub their waddles and talk kindly to them which helps also. You must remain consistent with them or they'll get you sooner or later. By the way mine also understand the definetion to the word no and at times I must talk to them as if I am extremely angry and they will catch on! I'll say it 3 times and react as if I am becoming more upset if they don't retreat immediately and they normally do. I think free rangers think their stuff don't stink lol and you must understand that when they are given a territory for being pastured they will take pure advantage over anyone! If you don't want him to do this with you then my suggestion would be cage em' or work with him consistently! They sometimes need human interactions to remain nice. I'll sit on the porch with mine and usually end with a lap full of hens lol
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011

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