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Mean Roo...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FarmerGrant011, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my rooster, but he is just getting mean... And I have been attacked three times, so one time, I engaged with him and shoved him on his rear with my shoe. He was leaving me alone ever since.. But today, he attacked me..? Is it safe to say this rooster is "freezer camp" eligible?

    Grant
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Straight to freezer camp.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Grab him up, and hold him by the back of the head to the ground. DO NOT let go until he settles down. Then, slowly, start to let go. If he starts to get excited again, keep holding him down. Eventually he should relax and just stay there even when you completely let go of him and not get up until he knows for sure you don't mind him getting up. I did that to both mine but I did it at the very first sign of aggression and neither one would dare dream of crossing me now. The older one did need reinforcement once but really that was as much my fault as his. I was pushing it. But I still grabbed him and held him down again. Lesson learned.

    If that doesn't work, freezer camp for sure.

    ETA: This guy has been really independent from an early age. But it still might work.
     
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  4. ck-newbe

    ck-newbe Out Of The Brooder

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    Depends on how much time and effort you want to put into training him and your current roo to hen ratio. I like training my boys by picking them up and holding them even if you have to run them down and they don't want to be held. This lets them know you are boss and also lets them know you are not there to hurt them. Bond with your roo if you want to keep him.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Serious attitude adjustment or freezer camp especially if there are small children involved.
     
  6. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is the only rooster, but if I get butcher him, my mom wants me to get a silkie rooster.
     
  7. ck-newbe

    ck-newbe Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh I love my siklie roo. Moms are great!
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  8. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha ya... ever since she saw one while I was on the computer on here, she was like "are they nice?" and I was like "yeah. alot of people keep them as pets." and ever since then she told me she wants me to get one.
     
  9. NinnyGillaspie

    NinnyGillaspie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, So now you have 2 reasons to cull the rooster. He's mean, and a silkie will take his place. Hubby and I are culling a white leghorn rooster in the AM. He attacks everyone in the run. I have used him as a soccer ball a couple times. Granddaughter can't go in, he's too mean. I too have 2 reasons. 5 week old RIR's, 9 of them. 3 are roosters.
     
  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The only thing you accomplish by trying to rehab a nasty roo is to make him more sneaky about when he attacks. I had a horrible roo. I worked with him for several months trying to stop his attacks. He stopped attacking me so I thought it was working. Until the day he jumped me. He tore me up pretty well, but I managed to keep him off my young daughter (I'm pretty sure she was his ultimate target, but I was in the way) who was standing about 10 feet behind me. Mine went into the stew pot the next morning and I have never been so happy to see the last of any bird.

    Human aggressive roos will always be human aggressive and no amount of working with them is likely to change that. Save yourself the anxiety, time and effort of trying to save a nasty bird, and just get another roo. There are too many good boys out there in need of homes to tolerate a bad one.

    Good luck.

    PS- Silkies are so beautiful...I predict your decision is going to be an easy one. [​IMG]
     

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