How I deal with Aggressive Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by robbiebobbie, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. robbiebobbie

    robbiebobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    The way that worked for us in dealing with aggressive roosters is this: We had several RIR roosters that were very aggressive. They would run after you and act like they were going to fly up at you. I would start clapping my hands in a wide way, putting my arms out and clapping while running after him for a while. I didn't just charge after him and then quit. I made him run for his life. If that didn't work my husband showed me another way. Grab that rooster and hold him down in front of all of the hens. Keep him down until he submits and then keep him down a little longer. Then let him go and shush him away. If you are really afraid to grab him; wear a pair of long work gloves and then just be brave and grab him. It does make a difference in your attitude to how these roosters respond to you. I use to be afraid and then decided to bring on my dominate attitude and found that this works. Now, when there is an aggressive rooster, I get irritated and make my moves on him. lol This has worked for us and hope this helps others as well. Let me know if it does. Would love to hear all about your stories.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

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    Great advice! If you'd like, you can post in this thread of answers to frequently asked questions that are being compiled; this week the topic is aggressive roosters!
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  4. robbiebobbie

    robbiebobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi bufforpington88, I posted the same in the thread you suggested. Also, I have 3 month old buff orpingtons and I love them. Never had them before and they are sweet birds. Can't wait to see what size eggs they lay.
     
  5. BuffOrpington88

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    Oh, awesome! Yeah they're soo sweet! They lay nice light brown eggs, the eggs from my flock vary in size from medium to large. I would post a picture, but haven't collected them yet today. Have a great day! [​IMG]
     
  6. carlf

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    BINGO!
    You have to show him you are the boss Alpha..
    If not, he is the boss and you get flogged and spurred like any other beta.
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