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My rooster keeps attacking us! HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Iamaqte, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Riegelsville, Pa
    Hi everyone!
    I have a beautiful white rooster that has all of a sudden become very aggressive toward humans. Even me!! I dont know what to do with him, I don't want to "take care of him", but I am running out of options. None of my other chicken/roosters do this. Is there anyway to teach him not to do that? I am afraid my hubby might take care of him when i am not home, cause this rooster is just becoming too much!
  2. joanc

    joanc Songster

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    You will need to teach him who is dominant--YOU. I suggest grabbing him and holding him for a few minutes, this hopefully will help him get the idea that you're in charge. You may need to do this several times until he gets the idea. Just be consistent in your behavior towards him-don't let him intimidate you. If he is really a bad boy I would suggest grabbing his legs and holding him upside down for a while. Once he learns that you are in charge hopefully he'll stop attacking. If he doesn't, then it's time to "take care of him"... (unless you can find him a new home). Good luck.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd suggest the stew pot...I've never had any luck breaking them of it.
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    If you have children then I recommend getting rid of him or caging him. If not, then you can try to establish dominance over him by picking him up and carrying him around everyday. He may decide to stay well out of your reach after a week of that. Unfortunately, with an aggressive rooster, you will never know when he is going to attack again and it will probably be from behind. Sometimes after their first year they will calm down and not be so annoying.

    Good luck,

  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I'd suggest holding him and walking around with him for more than just a few minutes, if he starts to struggle as you are putting him down, pick him back up and repeat this cycle until you can put him down with no struggling. Thats when you'll know he has submitted to you.

    Holding a roo upside down is not a good thing... they can easily choke if they have something in their mouth, and their lungs are locatedup close to the spine, inverting them can make organs press against the lungs and make them collapse.

    If this happens, the roo will turn blue and suffocate while you can do nothing but watch.

    Although if it comes to the point that you have to invert him, guess the next step would be stew pot anyway. But just so you are informed beforehand and don't get a nasty suprise.
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    My neighbor says to "gently" kick the roo, just as he is probably trying to do to you! You need to be the roo in charge!
  8. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Songster

    Aug 27, 2007
    ::So Cal::
    kickin his behind works... [​IMG] a gentle boot...
  9. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Riegelsville, Pa
    I tried the "gentle" boot and even not so gentle boot cause he came back at me... I dont know about picking him up.. But I will try it.. He attacks me while i have him.. i will put him in the stew pot myself!

    Thanks everyone for the great tips!!
  10. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Songster

    Aug 27, 2007
    ::So Cal::
    well..if your careful about it...spray him from behind with a nozzle set on jet spray [​IMG] that'll ruffle his feathers and show him who's boss

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