I was just walking by....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sdm1277, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. sdm1277

    sdm1277 In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2010
    I was just walking by and one of my roosters charged at me with feathers puffed!! the only way to stop him was to kick him! i felt so bad but he was not backing down.. i got a call from my husband later in the day that the same rooster attacked my daughter. he actually kicked my daughter in the chest... she was so scared!!!!

    any suggestions??????
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    eat him, don't rehome, don't feel sorry, just eat him..... not worth risking your kids losing an eye.
  3. sdm1277

    sdm1277 In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2010
    why dont they attack my husband?? i hold my chickens all the time and i have 2 that charge but this one is more viscious than my silkie rooster..
  4. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

    Mar 18, 2010
    stamford, ct
    Regretfully, I agree with nzpouter - aggressiveness is not a trait you want to pass on, especially if children will be around your birds. If it were me, he would have to go to the pot.
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    They probably see him as head roo and you and the kids are a little farther down in the pecking order (at least in your roos mind) so he's trying to move up the flock hierchy by dominating you and the kids. There are people who try to retrain their roos into accepting them as top of the flock, but I would not risk it with children involved. There are far too many good roos that are slated for freezer camp just because there's no room for them to put up with a mean one. An aggressive roo can cause real and permanent damage to a child and it's just not worth the risk.
  6. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Songster

    May 23, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I also thought that picking up and holding my chickens would tame them, but it actually upsets the rooster.

    My Little Ricky (Cochin rooster) was so sweet for the longest time...until 9-10 months and then he thought he was the boss of me. He drew blood on my wife's hand twice and charged me a few times and I had to give him the boot. I re-homed him to someone that can handle him as he has a lot of experience with roosters.

    Little Ricky x2:

    Not my rooster, but his long crowing is incredible:

    Keep the nice roos,

    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  7. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Oneway ticket to Stewpot Junction.
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    One of my Blue Slate toms got an attitude with me. A size 10 1/2 boot gets some respect. He now gets out of my way.
  9. angelique_redhead

    angelique_redhead Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    DFW, Texas
    Mine tried it on me exactly once and got put in his place. He tried it on my 12 year old daughter exactly once and got hit with the egg basket. He's not tried it again. That being said if they're mean they are usually taken to the processer here. Mine was just testing his limits and found out that yes, he is low bird around here. DD, DH, and I are top in the pecking order here. [​IMG]: Angelique
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] HUMANS RULE!! Roosters come in a close 2nd. [​IMG]

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