My Rooster Just Tried to Attack Me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    i have a large Columbian Showgirl Rooster that has been friendly with me up to this point. He's gone after my husband and tries to attack anyone other than me walking past his pen. He did attack my leg once when i was wearing a dress, but i thought it was just because it was new and scary.

    Just now i went into his pen, which he shares with two hens, and he went after me. i had to kick him back six times to get out of the pen. i did go back in and he looked menacing, but i managed to snag his tail then pick him up and hold him for a while. But i'm wondering if this is now going to be an ongoing thing with him. i can't keep a rooster who i'm having to fight off all the time. i wonder if i should just rehome him. i know my husband would be happy.
  2. maine chicks

    maine chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    unless you want to have chicks-the best place for an aggressive rooster is the diningroom table [​IMG] Had one that drew blood from my legs-he dressed out at 15 pounds. No he wasn't a turkey just one big mean son of a gun.
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cure for a mean rooster;

    Read about this recently and the poster says it works. This is advice from a 72 YO farmer who seems to know what he`s talking about. If it doesn`t work for you just say so. I hate to pass along bad advice. Prior to this info, I figured the only cure was an ax. Maybe there is hope after allÂ….

    Hold the offending rooster by the legs and dip his head in a bucket of water. When you see a few bubbles, put him on the ground and let him alone. His attitude should now be a lot different. Sometimes they need a second lesson, but not often........Pop
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    We don't have much luck breaking mean roos. And, no luck at all re-homing them. So, we usually invite them to dinner...
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    i'm wondering if he's in a bad mood because the head hen has been beating him up all morning. i just pulled him out and into a cage by himself and he's making a nest for himself and clucking like he's going to lay an egg.

    Pop, if he goes after me again he will get to try the water bucket ride.
  6. Gonzo_MN

    Gonzo_MN Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2009
    Plymouth, MN USA
    The first time one of my two roosters came at me was the last time. I caught him mid air and that was that. A few days later, the second rooster, who was now in charge, felt like a tough guy. Same thing.
    Because I've seen roosters that were protective of the flock, yet recognized that I was ultimately in charge, I won't put up with any nonsense from the aggressive ones.
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:His making a nest and clucking is a ploy to draw the hens to his nest.

    He will go for you again. Better for you to go for him. Teach that scoundrel that you`re the boss........Pop
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    Oooooooh, is that what he's doing. Because i have seen my other roosters do that, get in a nest box and softly cluck. i guess they're going "Here chickee, chickee, chickee (so i can pounce on you)". [​IMG]

    Well, now that he's all by himself he's being very nice to me.
  9. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    This is the third or fourth thread about roosters attacking in the last two days. Forgive me for asking but why does everyone get roos if they don't want to deal with what they do best....protecting their flock? It's just instinctual. [​IMG] We have a roo that has been on the attack before. He used to go after everyone but me. Well I have taught my kids to respect animals and to stay away from him when they can. If it can't be helped all they need to do is walk by him with a broom and he knows they mean business. They've never had to hit him at all just show it to him. He now has started coming after me but I will grab him when he is attempting to flog and hold him until he calms down. He knows I am the boss and he now respects that. [​IMG] Roos' go after people or whatever to let them know he is protecting his girls. It's just what they do. [​IMG]
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  10. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:When you buy chicks from hatcheries, you get a lot of roos if you order straight run. If you order all female, you can still get a few roos. Buying from the feed store, that's gambling. And people who want to breed chickens will need a roo, obviously.

    I think just about everyone has ended up with at least one surprise roo. Most people don't intentionally buy a rooster, unless they want to breed, I'd think.

    Roosters happen.

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