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How can I tame a mean rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RW19290, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mean little Dutch bantam rooster. [​IMG] Whenever he sees me, he flys up and pecks me.[​IMG] I do not want to give him away because he has been through so much with me, yet I hate it when he attacks me.[​IMG]

    so, how can I tame him? Hes made it so hard for me that I put out food and water to last a week, and I watch them play from the window.[​IMG]

    have any of you managed to tame your meanie roos? [​IMG] please help, hes a cute boy and I would hate to give him up or lock him in a cage. [​IMG]

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    oooh btw: hes my avatar <<<
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2010
  2. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are probably going to get some advice about using something with a sharp blade. [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi! What you could do is, when you enter the coop, head straight for him, grab him up and tuck him under your arm. Do your chores and observe your chickens with him under your arm like that for several days. Then see if he goes after you as soon as he sees you. You have to establish your dominance. Little chickens sometimes think they're very BIG chickens!

    He will probably back down after this, but if he doesn't, then here's what you do.....when he flies at you, grab him and hang him upside down by his feet. Do this a few times, and he should quit.

    Good luck to you! If you try these things consistently, he should begin to behave, and he may relapse every now and then, and you just give him a little reminder.

    Sincerely,
    Sharon
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I held mine every day for about a week. He wanted nothing more to do with at all.
     
  6. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:aww:( but I dont wanna kill the poor thing, im vegetarian
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    i know its hard to tame a aggressive male. I have a drake that does the same thing. I don't want to hurt him either because i am a vegetarian also.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi. I had a sweet silkie roo that turned into the roo from hell. So I went in the pen for about 15 minutes twice a day for a week. I kept walking toward him, making him move, move move, if he stopped, I nudged him with my foot and kept him moving. Then he would go for a drink. I blocked him. He went for the food. I blocked him. He went to jump on a hen. I blocked him. So he just stood there and stared at me, not knowing what I wanted him to do. After a week of that, he would step away from me when I went in the pen, and eventually he became my best buddy again. He died before Christmas, and I cried my eyes out. Since the behavior training, he was my huggable snuggly rooster.

    My neighbor has a huge barred rock roo. My neighbor wanted me to clip his spurs. I went over there and he came at me. I went after him, walking, etc etc. Then picked him up and trimmed his spurs. The next day I went back to powder him for lice. Same thing. Then I picked him up and powdered him.

    Bottom line, you have to make darn sure that the roo sees you as the alpha roo, YOU can make him move, stop, not touch the water, not touch the food till you say okay. Never back away from him, never be afraid. You are the boss and you don't even have to be mean about it. There's a pecking order, and you are number one, top dog.
     
  9. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Well said SeminoleWind! Well said!
     
  10. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] SUCH WISE WORDS FROM ALL OF YOU! I keep reading & learning every day! [​IMG]
     

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