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How do you deal with an a Aggressive rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caw555, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    He flew up at me for the first time today so I knocked him down and pushed him to the ground and when he tried to bite me l graped his beck and said no to him did I do the right thing???????
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You did indeed do the right thing (a little pinch on the neck to simulate a peck would have been the icing on the cake), but whether it will make a difference to the next time you go out is another matter. I'd say there are as many opinions on how to deal with an aggressive rooster as you've had hot dinners, so expect many responses to this thread.

    Personally, aggressive roos are put straight in the pot - I simply cannot tolerate such behaviour. How you raise your cockerel does influence things though, in my experience. Engendering a healthy respect for you as top dog is important. If you have kids, or kids come to visit, then I'd suggest the crockpot ASAP, but if you want to try and work through it, then theres lots of info - just type "dealing with roo aggression" (or something like that) and you will be able to read through different ideas and see if you want to try and implement any of them.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirt bottle! Shoot him with water when you see him looking at you wrong. My chickens know the squirt bottle & will run from whatever they are up to when I pick it up. Garden hose works great too :)
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I too have used this in the past - problem comes when either you don't have it with you or someone else is around the flock and they don't have it. I've used it more as a proactive training tool, rather than to fight off aggression. I agree, it will deter aggression, but not necessarily condition none-aggression. Dealing with a nutcase roo is no fun.

    CT
     
  5. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much he's 21 weeks and still not fertile. Are lavender Araucarias known to be slow growing? he started crowing at 14 weeks please help
     
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    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do agree with you too, stew pot!
     
  7. caw555

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    Please help I can't sleep because I'm scared he'll turn into a killing machine!¡!¡!¡! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo Helpöïüÿęæßłżçñ—\₩§…¿¡‘
     
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    Sorry I was bored ¿¿¿¿¿§¿
     
  9. chickens29

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    I used to have a production red rooster named Honey Mustard who I trained to be afraid of me when he was about 16 weeks old. He was my first rooster, and my mom told me that they do get aggressive so my plan was to carry him around with me as I did chores and stuff. My hens are okay with being carried, but Honey Mustard thought this was a step too far. He was a strong rooster, so if you do this I recommend wearing long sleeves.

    After doing this for a few weeks, he never crowed if I was outside (he'd wait for me to go in the house), and if I was coming near him, he'd try to hide. One day I was going to pick him up but he flew over the fence, got lost in the woods and was making noises for an hour until he went back into the coop. That's the problem with my method, he got too afraid of me and would run away. I was never rough with the carrying, and my hens don't react in the same manner despite the fact that I hold them in the same way as well. I guess roosters do not like being touched.

    I had to sell him because my mom thought he was too ugly. He also had a terrible crow.
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed do you have Ameraucana or Araucana? I'm thinking Ameraucana or EE, from what I know they do take longer to mature. CT maybe better at answering. I've got 2 EE, think they don't lay until around 8 - 9 months but they are pretty birds & waiting to see what color eggs I get :) I got 2 RIR which I think may start laying at around 6 months....Don't care, they're "pets with benefits" :)
     

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