In the Brooder
- Jun 14, 2010
My Ameraucana rooster is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, his looks are not matched by his disposition. He is very aggressive -- stalking and attacking members of the human species (but not my cats and dog interestingly). I have tried catching and subduing him (read this advice on the internet), but this is only briefly effective. The only thing that works is my walking around with a net, since he remembers this is how I catch him. (Any other means of defense I may carry with me do not seem to deter him.) It's getting kind of annoying -- albeit funny -- to have to walk around MY property with a net all the time. I even have to meet people at their cars, net in hand, if he is anywhere in the vicinity. Is there any help out there or am I doomed to having my life controlled by a silly bird? I know I could confine him, but he and his girls love free-ranging during the day.