How to stop a rooster from flogging you?!?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GOLDENSEABRIGHT, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have all been there, and we all hate it, but is there a way to stop a perfectly good rooster from flogging the crap out of you. Today, three roosters, all three are brothers, tried to flog me even when I faced them. I have a gut feeling that they were bred with not so good quality birds. I hate to do it, but I might have to find a nice stump and a hatchet. Are there any ways to stop this from happening?!?!?!
     
  2. kayakfish

    kayakfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    catch them and carry them around for a couple hours a day.
     
  3. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carry them how?
     
  4. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, could anybody happen to tell me what their perspective is on buff orps?
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    In my opinion, a "perfectly good rooster" doesn't flog people. I think the hatchet and stump method is perfectly acceptable. There are people who say carrying them around like a football will help, and it may teach them to not flog you. But it does not mean it will keep them from flogging others (think small children here, who could be injured by such behavior.)
     
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  6. BathrobeGardner

    BathrobeGardner Out Of The Brooder

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    Straight to the freezer they go. Quite tasty.
     
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  7. aliciasimon

    aliciasimon Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster stick. It is a broom stick with the broom part removed and replaced by strands of a shredded black plastic bag. Shake it at them, they will think it is a rooster and attack it instead of you.
    Otherwise, stew pot.
     
  8. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is my thought process, but I hate to kill my breeding rooster.
     
  9. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't this just make him more aggressive?
     
  10. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If all three are brothers, and all three tried to flog you, I would assume the temperament is hereditary and crock pot all three. Find a good rooster with a more manageable personality.
     

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