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My rooster attacked me. He's gone

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rolffamily, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Simon" was 15 months old. Flogged my leg when I walked in the coop two mornings ago. Even though he didn't have spurs yet, it hurt plus scared the pants off me. And he was going to come at me for round two, except I chased him out of the coop.

    He was guarding his girls and I respect that, but I can't keep a dangerous animal. I have grandkids so he lost his one and only chance.

    I gave him back to the man I got him from as a chick. In return I got a Beautiful Big Rock Rooster that is older and more mellow. Wish me luck on this one.
     
  2. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow you got a deal! You bought from a very responsibly dealer. He's probably eating your rooster for dinner tonight too lol
     
  3. Gmsg01

    Gmsg01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Good for you! There are too many nice roosters to put up with a mean one. [​IMG]
     
  5. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't have given him back. The meanest roosters taste the best.
     
  6. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I know how you feel first time I get flogged which it's coming with one if not both of the roo's we have now. The good thing is my better half loves to cook with chicken [​IMG] .
     
  7. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had a white rooster that was so mean I armed myself with a stick to go outside. I darned near threw a party when a hawk got him. I won't ever do "mean" again.
     
  8. InviteTanner

    InviteTanner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for this thread. I had no idea there were varying degrees of "nice" in a rooster. I have two preschool grandsons that love my young chickens, but it never occurred to me that when the cockerels got older some could be mean.
     
  9. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you, and your grand babies. [​IMG]

    Glad you got an older roo & I hope he works out great.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Actually, no, he wasn't. He was being stupid and human aggressive. An intelligent rooster knows that the person who feeds and waters the flock is not a threat, even if that person is holding a screaming, struggling hen. Hopefully, your new one is smarter. [​IMG]
     

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