I don't know what to do with my rooster!

bloom chicks

Songster
8 Years
Jun 6, 2011
373
3
103
FL
Today my BR rooster (not the alpha) went up to my daughter (she is 4yrs old) and knocked her down. He has challenges my husband and he has run up to me from behind and has kicked me.He hasn't "hurt" us yet but I don't want to wait until he does. He is about 7 months old he doesn't have his spurs yet. Should I just get rid of him! Will he get worse or is this a stage? Thank you for your input and advice!
 

RedIII

Songster
8 Years
Nov 30, 2011
3,998
184
228
Tooele, Utah
If he is going after your daughter, I would consider re-homing him or culling him. You could try grabbing him and carrying him around like a cuddly baby to humble him, but I don't know that it will change his behavior for sure. Folks have mixed success with things like that.
 

bloom chicks

Songster
8 Years
Jun 6, 2011
373
3
103
FL
I have tried cuddling him, giving him treats, my husband turned him upside down, I have seperated him from the others over night....... I am at a total loss with him.......
 

herechickychicky

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 19, 2010
85
0
39
Marion
My advice is to rehome him or eat him. No way should you put up with that behavior from any chicken. If it wasn't for the fact that he already went after your little girl you could TRY to stop his behavior, but to me, that just isn't worth the risk of him really hurting her when he does it again.
 

RedIII

Songster
8 Years
Nov 30, 2011
3,998
184
228
Tooele, Utah
Hmm, that's unfortunate. And he's not even the dominant rooster, either. I would seriously consider getting rid of him if he's not improving
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TrystInn

Songster
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
1,048
33
201
Southern Arizona
That's a sure sign of a soup pot rooster. Unless you can find him a home that wants a VERY hardcore protective rooster (and they do exist), he's headed to the freezer camp.

Sorry, hon.
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Chemguy

Songster
8 Years
May 30, 2011
680
39
131
Springfield, Ohio
Today my BR rooster (not the alpha) went up to my daughter (she is 4yrs old) and knocked her down. He has challenges my husband and he has run up to me from behind and has kicked me.He hasn't "hurt" us yet but I don't want to wait until he does. He is about 7 months old he doesn't have his spurs yet. Should I just get rid of him! Will he get worse or is this a stage? Thank you for your input and advice!


Were I you, I would do everything in my power to ensure that his genes and behavior had no chance of remaining with my flock.
 

yinzerchick

Songster
8 Years
Jun 13, 2011
361
5
108
E.Texas
I agree with the re-homing or culling, eating...whatever you choose. He probably won't get better, only worse. And the older he gets the more he will hurt! In fact, it's really surprising how much they can hurt you, even through thick jeans. Don't take a chance with your childs safety, she's too young and little to fend him off herself.
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