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I'm the target of the flogs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by akcskye, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Billy will NOT try to flog my husband or my 2 kids (one boy, one girl)...but he LOVES to try to flog me.

    I'm the one always out there with them, talking to them, feeding them, etc...

    Any clues as to why I'm the target of "execution"? hehe

    Thanks!
    Kristi
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you are part of his harem. :eek:
    You need to get a stick and don't be afraid to put him in his place.
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Either that or he sees you as a threat, ie. a "roo" trying to take his place.
    I've tried everything with my roo, and the only thing that has worked is standing my ground, and if he does try to come after me, I pick him up and carry him around. I tell him that we are going to be best friends. [​IMG] Yesterday, I grabbed him and started feeding him scratch out of my hand. He's starting to think I'm not so bad.
     
  4. ChickieDee

    ChickieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do the same thing. When my roo Peep(not a peep anymore) tries to show me he's boss I pick him up and carry him around for a few minutes. It's quite awhile before he tries again(but he does) and up he goes again. We are friends though. If he hears me stiring in my second floor bedroom he'll fly up for a visit and a petting. No food though, my DH gets ticked off when he's up there. I don't know why it bothers him. My son and I think it's neat.
    Dee
     
  5. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo Foggy won't have anything to do with me but Rowdy loves to pick on me. Not to sound stupid but what do you mean by flogging?
     
  6. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By flogging, I mean about 2 or 3 times a week, he will dash up to me and try to spur me.

    I knock him down (he usually meets my foot about a foot in the air) and he rolls, then he jumps up, adjusts his feathers, and is fine again.

    When he runs, he runs like he's happy, not like a Roo on a mission, either.

    It's not until the last second when he puffs his neck feathers out that you know you're about to get it. haha
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Nope not stupid. I had nooooooooooooooooooooooo idea what flogging was.
     
  8. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I had a silver spangled hamburg roo that would attack me, and nobody else. He seemed to just get more aggressive as time passed. So he had to go. I used to block his attacks but I never hit back or picked him up I just got out of there and it just got worse. He must see you as a rival or a threat to his flock. Maybe holding him while treated him is a good idea as long as he is being good. It is very hard to have a chicken like this around. It's wonderful that you are trying to change him.
     
  9. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should clarify, I don't hit him.

    I hold out my foot and he runs into it, stupid bird sometimes haha
     
  10. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It helps to never turn your back on a roo that flogs, and allow him to know you are the alpha roo with simple gestures like slowly raising your arms with a wingspan like a eagle, showing him you are alot bigger than him. I'm lucky to have well behaved roo's that won't bother people, except when looking for treats...

    bigzio
     

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