How to handle aggressive rooster that sneak attack from behind

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pat heintschel, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. pat heintschel

    pat heintschel Hatching

    Feb 22, 2014
    Have aggressive roosters that sneak attack from behind. What must I do? Have tried two different roosters I raised from baby chicks.
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    I tend to get rid of aggressive roosters fairly quickly as they are just no fun to have around.

    As a tip, I suggest NOT handling the roosters as chicks. I find that if they have any sort of predisposition towards aggression, handling them when they're young can bring it out. The theory is that if they become too familiar with you, they will feel comfortable trying to dominate you and, if you don't submit, fight with you. I ignore my rooster chicks and my adult roosters and I have very few problems.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    There are lots of good threads here on BYC on working with aggressive roosters. The member Beekissed has given a lot of good advice on how to train these birds to see you as being the flock leader. Here is a page in our archives with many threads on working with roosters such as yours. Look thru these, and maybe even send Beekissed a private message for some really good advice...

    Good luck with your roo and welcome to BYC!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! I cull human aggressive roosters, there are plenty of nice roosters around that nasty ones aren't worth dealing with to me. If you do a search, there are quite a few threads on dealing with human aggressive roosters and what people have tried to do to break them of the behavior, very very occasionally one can be turned around, but usually they wind up being culled.
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    [​IMG] First, you might try isolating him for a couple days. If he still attacks you, he might have to become dinner. There are some roos that will be corrected, but some aren't. I would also recommend checking out a thread about dealing with overly-aggressive roosters. Good luck!
  6. Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil Songster

    Feb 21, 2014
    Arkansas, USA
    It may sound silly, but we've had good luck by "loving" them into submission. We corner the rooster to catch him, hug him up and croon to him, pet his waddle and the top of his head, and hold him for a long time until he gives up struggling. We don't put him down when he struggles--only when he is calm and still. The rooster usually despises this treatment so much that he avoids us for days. Repeat as necessary.
  7. [​IMG]great to have you in the flock [​IMG]

    You have received a lot of good advice already [​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Mean roosters aren't worth the effort. There are so many good roosters looking for homes, it's ridiculous to keep bad ones. Check out the BYC buy, sell, trade forum - you will find good quality roosters for low prices because so many people are NOT allowed to have roosters. You will find a variety of breeds available. Or sometimes find them in "free animals in need of rehoming."

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