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Mister roo is getting an attitude...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hello, i have never had a roo before and dont want one now(but i cant find a good home for him)..anyways, recently he has been pecking at my legs....just me, noone else!(the little ingrate!)... and its not the curious hen pecking..its a "wanna fight?" pecking..and he kinda circles me before he does it...so, i have been just pushing him away with with my feet and once i picked him up by his feet(he got me mad!)..but..i dont want to end up having to have a WWF match with him!...what can i do?...besides make chicken soup?...thanks, wendy
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Well, if you'll take advice from a ut hum Arkie [​IMG] , take a look at my page on rooster reform. The link is in my signature. Rooster-red also has an excellent page on dealing with a difficult roo.
    If you have young children around be very cautious please.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    LOL..thanks!.. i was just being silly about the inbreeding...youre awesome!..thanks for the help!, Wendy:)..
     
  4. Flycropper

    Flycropper In the Brooder

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    I sold two and gave another away. I posted in Craig's List and sold two roos pretty quickly.

    I gave my prettiest but meanist RIR roo (sucker drew blood on me twice - got attacked by a fox and lived to tell about it) to a man up the road who breeds and raises chickens.

    I wanted him to go to a home where he could do what Roos like to do - crow and mate.
     
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  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If he's in a run walk right in and corner him, pick him up and carry him around. Do this for about a week and see if his attitude doesn't change.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks guys!..i will try that ASAP!..before it gets out of hand..i think right now he just testing me...thanks again guys!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Rooster-red, it helps if you grab his wattles and make him "talk" while you're walking him around! Really puts him to shame in front of the hens! [​IMG]

    (Just kidding!)
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL..i'll save that in case the other stuff dosent work...
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I did that the other day to my alpha just for the heck of it. Oh the dirty looks I got. [​IMG]
     

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