Is it time to make floppy dumplings?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2boxers, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR roo, Floppy, has tried to spur my five year old daughter twice. Should I turn him into Sunday supper or is there a way to re-train him?
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    If he didn't learn after the first go, I'd get the stove hot. You can replace the bird, not her eye!
     
  3. There is many things you can do:

    a) K.C.E. (KILL-IT, Cook-IT, and Eat-IT

    b) De-spur and or Capon it Call local Vet clinics. Not all places know how to do this.

    -De-spur---remove spurs

    -capon--Remove genitals

    ** assuming he is the only Male and doesn't have to fight for dominance in a pen with other roos.

    ** if you do not want him to crow/ no fertility and makes roo docile

    c) Isolate and have your dughter w/ parental guidance work with bird to have him habituate to your entire family. You have to do this for about a month+ depending on the breed. (may or may not work once he is place back with hens.) I had this happen once and only once w/ my AGF roo. But It was only cause he attacked only me. Not recommended unless you have a trained adult that can do such a thing. AKA. Chickenwhisperer..

    d) Give him a home where he can be a breeder if they need a standard roo, meanies are welcome that is. And or trade a roo for a roo that will love ya.

    It is again completely up to you cause that is the decision you as a family must make. But safety and family first.

    I hope this helps..
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  4. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time he trys to flog you or somebody else squrit him with a hose pipe.
     
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry.. i agree with dixie..
    your daughter is more important,, not just physically,,she could be also scarred emotionally if she keeps getting flogged by a mean ol' roo.. i think kids and animals should be able to mix and mingle,, there ARE nice roosters out there,,if you cant find one... heck, come get my cochin,, he is awesome!!!
     
  6. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang. I really love Floppy. But my dd comes first. I had already told him that if he went after her again, he'd be dinner. I reckon it's time to follow through on my threat.

    I hate it, too, because he really watches over & protects his "women". Oh well. Roosters are everywhere. [​IMG]

    Thank you all.
     
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I totally agree! I had one rooster that spurred my daughter. I womped him with a broom several times. After that he was a perfect gentleman! I had another rooster spur me I womped him with the broom only to have him spur me again! Needless to say..........he is no longer with us! LOL [​IMG]
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    if you're questioning it, better safe than sorry. get your soup pot out.
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can always make sure they stay seperate.. she is not allowed to go into the chicken pen anymore....
    if you dont take care of him now, you will keep saying "next time" he attacks her.. "next time"... and then the next time he could really hurt her..
     
  10. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    oh my gosh! i would never ever ever EVER kill a pet of mine and then eat it!! i would never be able to live with myself after that. i would say try to train the rooster and if that doesn't work, then find a new home for him where he will NOT be killed. don't kill him, thats horrible. i get that your kids come first, but you also have to think about your animals. if you really loved him, you would never consider killing him. find him a new NICE home if it comes down to it.
     

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