My rooster attacks!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ivoryhoof farm, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. ivoryhoof farm

    ivoryhoof farm Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my roosters (Jim Beam) attacks me as I walk to the feed barn. He has been known to attack other people like our farrier (Thank goodness he has a great sense of humor) . We were wondering if it is possible and to trim his spurs? What can we do if that is not possible? We love him and he is very good at protecting his hens.
    OBW they are free range.
     
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carry a spray bottle with water. Everytime he tries to attack, spray him a good one. If that don't work, you might have to have him fixed up for dinner and get a new roo. Some are just naturally mean. Most are not!
     
  3. ivoryhoof farm

    ivoryhoof farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks that might work, He generally is nice it's only sometimes that he pulls it.
     
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Try holding him alot.. Use a long sleeve an gloves she he doesn't hurt when holding him. usually after a long time of holding. an petting. they calm down. however... some dont. also heard you can carry them around under your arm for 10 minutes a day and they'll calm down. if you have the time though, hold him 30 minutes a day holding an petting him. i know a few old timers (in gamefowl) used to pay some kids 5 dollars a day to go out there and hold their roosters 30 minutes each.. and those roosters were just as calm and nice as anything..
     
  5. ivoryhoof farm

    ivoryhoof farm Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter will love that! She is the only one that he hasn't attacked. We have two roosters the 2nd one (named Pigeon) is about 30 weeks old and so far very calm we'll have to spend lots of time holding him too. Thanks!
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    around here he would be in the stewpot.dont like attacking roos.
     
  7. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as the spurs go, yes you can trim them. One of the members here has it on their site. If I can remember who I will post it for you.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Try the link in my sig. line to my page on roo behavior, I think it might help.
     
  9. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found it

    Its CUDA that has it on their site

    HERE


    I got it from this thread
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2008
  10. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ridgefire, there is also some information about manfighting roosters there too. Thanks.
     

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