how do you treat a rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dan10, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. dan10

    dan10 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 25, 2011
    I heard roosters are aggressive how do I hold them?
  2. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    Well if you have raised him and held him he should be easy to hold lol, other then that not sure why you want to hold him. Some roosters an be quit mean. But I also read that f you were given a mean rooster he may in fact be pretty nice since being moved from one home to the next.
  3. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2011
    SE Virginia
    Quote:Not all roosters are aggressive... But that doesn't mean they like being picked up. Handle your chickens constantly as they are growing up and you will have less problems. If you have to pick one up for some reason- pin it's wings to the body with your hands and hold the feet out away from your body so he can't claw you.
  4. All About Chicken

    All About Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    I had problems my Roosters did not mess with me as I was the one that feed and handled them. My 3 year old daughter also was with me most of the time but once they got 8 months old problems started with attacking her. The first time was minor second time let’s just say I’m happy her back was to him so he did not get her face. I processed three of them and left one. All was good for a month or so than the dang thing got her again luckily I was with feet and fix the problem for good. I do not believe in killing unless you eat it. Really wanted a Rooster but just got too dangerous with her. The other issue was they got very hard on the hens. So if you handle them you should be ok… others or kids not much!
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Roosters don't like to be handled, I wait till they go to roost then if I have to pick one up it's much easier. and don't keep an aggressive rooster it's not worth it.
  6. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Handling them when they are young can also encourage them to attack when the hormones kick in, or so I've read. They feel compelled to show they are dominant over you, supposedly. I really think it's genetics much more than anything else. Some are vicious and some are gentle giants. Most of mine have kept their distance from people and have not attacked them. I haven't had a gentle lap roo.
  7. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    IN corn state
    I brib mine with food to get him to come close, once he is close i reach out and grab him. He likes being held, but i raised him and held him allll the time. He used to sit on my shoulder when he was younger, now he is just way to big. He is nto mean to me, he loves his face peted and loves to have his cob rubbed. Just pick one up liek you would a hen, thats what i do. I could be wrong thought.

    Little One is right, not all are mean, then like MIss Lydia said, if they are mean get them gone. Lasdt thing you need is a rooster that attacks you every time you go outside to the coop.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I let my roosters keep their distance. Better to have a rooster that keeps his distance than one that is so comfortable around people he thinks it's okay to attack.
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    My EOG roo was mean no matter what


    my polish roo sits in are laps and cuddles with us.
    He also calls to us with noises and will respond if we call to him.
    Hes gets upset if we "don't" have him in are lap.
    He will wait and sleep by the door till we get him
    I love my little roo [​IMG]

    Hes only charged me once and after holding him to the ground he never does it again.
    He is very well behaved and knows not to mess with humans.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:I let my roosters keep their distance. Better to have a rooster that keeps his distance than one that is so comfortable around people he thinks it's okay to attack.

    AAwwww !!!! I'mmm tellin [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The Huggers are gonna be mad at you hehehehe.

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