I may have just brain damaged my rooster!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by schmije, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. schmije

    schmije Songster

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    He came after me when I walked past him with a bucket in my hand. I swung the bucket at him intending to scare him away. Except he didn't run, and I clocked him in the side of the head! He shook it off and ran away. Now he's terrified of the bucket! LOL!
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

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    At least you know what to take with you into the run to keep him away. [​IMG]
     
  3. nhnanna

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  4. chixie

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    he'll be ok... I thru a frying pan and hit my rooster because he was attacking my duck...now he is scared of me
     
  5. schmije

    schmije Songster

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    I'd like for him to be more afraid of me, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to do a lot more damage before that happens. He's pretty persistent. A friend of mine told me that now I should put buckets all over the yard and let the fun ensue.
     
  6. ams3651

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    Ive hit my rooster with
    a bucket
    a shovel
    a flip flop
    a frisbee
    a water bowl
    a foot, booted him a few feet away

    and the best, the best was a bag of salad. Slapped him up side the head when he came after me and he stepped back and shook his head a couple times , looked at me and walked away. [​IMG]

    Ive never hit him hard enough to hurt him but dang, those spurs hurt even thru jeans.

    One of the better things that works for me, if I can catch him when hes attacking me, is to hold him down like he does to the hens, for several minutes. Its a dominance thing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

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    Have you ever tried carrying a spray bottle filled with water and spray him when he comes after you? That worked for us with our roo.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Quote:Works like a charm.
     
  9. Or a watergun. [​IMG] I used to do it but after a while, I stopped because it wasn't very convinient to carry a super-soaker wherever I went.
     
  10. schmije

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    We've used the super soaker with limited success. He doesn't care much if we shoot him in the body, so we aim for a head shot. That usually gets him to go away. He typically doesn't mess with us if we're carrying anything, because we have a history of whacking him with whatever we have available (although I've never tried a bag of salad... LOL!). We usually carry treats for them or the compost pile (which they have access to) in buckets, so he had no reason to fear them - until today. Hee Hee!
     

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