Mean rooster going to meet with an accident.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fishboy1, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. fishboy1

    fishboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well "rocky" the barred rock turned out to be a roo. He is the 2nd biggest in the bunch and mean as all get out. Jealous too.
    When we come out to the barn, he starts crowing and picking on the other chickens. Once we leave he grabs a chicken by the neck and stomps it a couple times till it squalls and lies down. He then rips a feather or 2 out of the bird and walks off to pick another fight.
    The other subordinate roosters have started duplicating his behavior today.
    I think we are going to have to go Soprano on ol Rocky.

    I know he is just claiming his harem but he is going to damage one of the birds and give disease an opportunity.
    Any issues with removing the dominant Roo?
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say that Rocky should be sleeping with the fish. [​IMG]
     
  3. CajunWildTurkey

    CajunWildTurkey Out Of The Brooder

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    I think Rocky needs to go a round with the Kernel. Kernel Sanders. lol
     
  4. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Off to freezer camp.
     
  5. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should start calling him "Three piece dinner with slaw" for a few days and see if that makes him change his nasty habits.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. fishboy1

    fishboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now the other roosters are starting to follow suit.

    The #2 in command is a lot smaller and not quite as rough on the hens so he will probably get a shot at "Top Roo" for a while and see if he beats them up too bad.
     
  7. CatUT

    CatUT Out Of The Brooder

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    This kind of behavior earned our BO rooster a trip to freezer camp. The final straw came when he came at me when I was cheking the nesting box.
     
  8. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I DESPISE mean roosters! My grandma used to have one that would attack me when I was just wee bity, shoot I was like four! Well, he didn't last long. My dad used to get bullied by the roosters his parents had. He got fed up with it and beat one to death with a root. [​IMG] I love chickens though(the nice kind [​IMG] )
     

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