My roo charges at me

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  1. IndiaAmericana

    IndiaAmericana New Egg

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    I have a rooster that been with me since birth & I always carried him & spoiled him like crazy. His a year old but lately he charges at me after I greet him in his coop & when I let him roam free. When I first greet him I talk to him then stroke him then carry him & hug & kiss him. He stays still & relaxed as he loving the affection but when I put him down he charges towards me. Why is he doing that?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    I have not raised a rooster, but have raised 6 hens from 3 days old. Their personalities did change once they were mature. Maybe the same can explain it. And although he has been friendly, now the male hormones are peaked and he wants to make sure you know he is boss.

    Likely you will get some experienced opines today. If you don't find the answer here, consider posting your question under chicken behaviors or managing your flock.

    Good luck with getting him tame again, hope he does not become more aggressive towards you.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too have to agree with sunflour that his male hormones are now kicking in. He is trying to dominate you so he can be top dog and be in charge even in charge of you. Here is a nice article on aggressive roosters in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/dealing-with-roosters-roo-behavior

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some folks believe when you cuddle and spoil a rooster he loses fear and respect for humans. You have just become another hen for him to dominate. Now with a blast of hormones he really thinks he is ALPHA. I don't think people are very successful in getting an aggressive roo to learn manners. Bad ones usually end up swimming with noodles in the soup pot.

    My friend has a roo she raised from a baby with many special needs. He was coddled and pampered because it seemed he would die any minute. He did survive and once he had hens of his own - he got very protective and spurred my friend badly in the leg. She said she hollered at him and he wouldn't do it again. Okay?
     
  6. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do everything sweet to a cockerels but when the adult hormones kick in he will be a rooster. Some will be man-haters and some wont. At this point you are not the Alpha of the group and most likely never will be.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You've received some good advice already! Good luck with your rooster.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the advice already given. Sometimes, although hard, aggressive roosters just need to be put in the pot. I had a hen that changed her behavior once and she never changed back[​IMG]

    Best of luck!
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the rooster.
     

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