my rooster attacked me again!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brahmakid11, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my stupid rooster attacked me for the second time he scratched me up with his spurs for the second time so i threw a stick at him and then i got him and slapped his head back and forth threw stuff at him and all that but next time he attacks me i told my dad i was going to shoot him and have him for dinner but he said no that is my favorite chicken but next time i am going to eat him what do you think i should do eat him or just keep slapping him do you have any ideas how to get him to stop?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that you should subdue him and convince him that you are BOSS. In slapping you are just 'fighting' him and inspiring him to get even. Force him to the ground and hold him there until he stops struggling. When you let him up stalk and follow him forcing him to evade you. I'm guessing that you made a pet of him as he was growing up? Overly socialized roosters frequently become the most human aggressive. Treat your hens as pets and you roosters as chickens.
     
  3. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was holding him down and slapping him for awhile but thanks for your advice
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The slapping does nothing but feed his desire to fight back.
     
  5. Chickann

    Chickann Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to go against what seems to be the norm.... unless this is an incredibly important bird to your breeding program...KILL IT.
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm sorry...[​IMG] The way you tell that is so darned funny!..[​IMG] I can just see you slapping him across the face......I know it's not funny but I can't help it.....Reminds me of the Three Stooges......

    Seriously, I would eat him, but your dad says no, so maybe you could just grab him up and hold him up-side-down by the legs, and carry him around a bit. A friend of mine did that and it worked. You might have to do it several times to make your point to him that he is NOT to mess with you! [​IMG]

    Good luck, and let us know how it turns out! (I don't blame you for slapping him....)

    Sharon
     
  7. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are lots of good threads for reading on contolling aggression in roos, but some roos only catch on to the retraining when placed in a pot raised to about 170f
     
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Actually you are not going against my 'norm', but the OP stated that it is his Dad's favorite rooster and Dad does not want it killed. Since Dad probably pays the bills it would make sense to try and educate this particular rooster. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickann

    Chickann Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Actually you are not going against my 'norm', but the OP stated that it is his Dad's favorite rooster and Dad does not want it killed. Since Dad probably pays the bills it would make sense to try and educate this particular rooster. [​IMG]

    Bah...obviously I can't read and missed that part.[​IMG]
     

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