Mean RIR Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BENNY, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. BENNY

    BENNY In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2010
    I have a 10 month old RIR rooster that will attack anyone that comes around if they get too close. I have two small grandchildren that are scared of him and I also will not they go around him without me present. I also have a 10 month old RIR hen that is sitting on 8 eggs that should hatch Friday. Odd are that a few of these chicks will be roosters. Will they be mean also, are is there a chanse that they will have a better aditude. Thanks for any reply. Benny
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Like generally begets like, but hopefully not all of the cockerels will be nasty. Cull those that are human aggressive. A large rooster can do serious damage to a child's face or eyes.
  3. theberlinfam

    theberlinfam Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Hernando, FL
    Quote:Agreed! I experienced this as a child. I raised Cornish and RIR and Doms. I had to walk around with a stick for fear they would spur me. Perhaps you should try to rehome him??? Just a thought [​IMG]
  4. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Songster

    Nov 28, 2010
    New Ringgold Pa
    I agree cull the roo. I have a RIR roo that was aggresive at that age, but we have an understanding now. It is called a broom!!. But since you have babies just cull hime. [​IMG]
  5. my3chickens

    my3chickens Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    I also have the same problem with a Roo who I raised from a chick. He attacks me and has drawn blood on more than one occasion. I am a vegetarian & animal lover so killing him is not an option but I do have an appointment with the vet on Friday to have his beak & nails trimmed. Has anyone tried this before?
  6. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    There are way too many good roosters out there to tolerate a mean one. If either of my boys "goes bad" then they will certainly make it into the stew pot. I was harassed by some mean roos as a kid and I won't tolerate mine doing that to anyone.

    Well with the exception of my Silver Sebrights. They absolutely love to chase my SIL when she walks through the yard. They occasionally peck her shoes or shoe laces but nothing harmful. Just hilarious.
  7. Yazzo

    Yazzo Songster

    Jul 23, 2010
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Quote:I've seen more threads on mean RIRs than any other breed I think. Working with your rooster takes time but if you keep at it, it will work.
    I don't have the time for a mean roo so I send mine to freezer camp (fresh chicken is addicting)plus I already have 3 good roosters.
  9. heather112588

    heather112588 Songster

    Nov 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    you can train roosters...i have a rir rooster that is very mellow and at 10 months has only tried the wing dance once. i chased him around the yard and put him in a football hold. I wont allow a nasty rooster and he knows it.
  10. my3chickens

    my3chickens Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    Thanks for the info on "taming" ur roosters! I took on the responsibility of "chickens" and am willing to take the time to try and tame him. Again I'm a vegetarian so making him dinner is not an option.

    I do wish more people raised their own meat or at least bought from local farmers as opposed to grocery stores. If they only knew where their meat came from they may think twice about where they purchase it from...

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