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how to stop an attacking roaster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emit, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. emit

    emit In the Brooder

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    Can someone tell me how to get a roast to stop attacking me and anyone else that comes around him. I only have one an 8 hens. I put him by himself yesterday. I would like to keep him but can't trust him. I always have to keep an eye on him. He is a maran cuckoo. I keep him because of the markings. I had 4 total after the hatch. Please help (will try anything) [​IMG]
     

  2. MarkR

    MarkR Songster

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    Roast him.
     
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    .How to stop an attacking rooster??

    ... with a machete.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  4. epitidios

    epitidios Chirping

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    I have two roosters. One is almost two years old and the other one is a 3-4 months old. The young was attacking me every day till i gave him a slap!!! After this he stopped. I am not sure if this will work for you.
     
  5. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Songster

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    Pick him up every day...carry him around. Try embarassing him infront of the ladies. With your hand, pin him to the ground like a rooster might do to a hen. Generally show him who is the boss. It may take a slap or 2, but never run from him or he has won. You are the ruler of your roost....PERIOD!
     
  6. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Songster

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    Step on him gently, then hold him on the ground until he stops struggling. Mine never attacked me after that. They also seem to mellow with age.
     
  7. crj

    crj Songster

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    I agree with Jess N Jeff. Pick him up and walk around for a while. Hold him upside down by his feet until he relaxes and then hold him. Definitely do not run from him. It's time you went on the attack just to teach him who it boss Roo! He will learn sooner or later........... sooner is better. A swift kick across the yard may help too. Don't get me wrong, I love animals and I will do anything for them but I will not tolerate an animal dominating me.
     

  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Normally I would suggested a crock-pot but since you like his markings and want to keep him, I would keep him penned and put the girls in with him occasionally to keep the eggs fertile. Then when you get a good cockerel out of him...pull out the crock pot. [​IMG]
     
  9. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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  10. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I have to get glasses. I read,"how to stop an attacking toaster"
    I'd just unplug it, but now that seems inaccurate.
     

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