Need some help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chix man, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. chix man

    chix man Just Hatched

    Dec 8, 2016
    Hudson valley ny
    Good afternoon. So yesterday when I went into my run to feed everyone
    My rooster started to attack me. He has never done this before.
    I have no idea why he would start attacking me. He used to be a sweet boy.
    Well not anymore. Any ideas of why and how can I stop him
  2. cmelancon89

    cmelancon89 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2017
    Following. I posted a simular question about trying to keep my rooster from getting aggressive. The advice I got was to make his subordinate. Use a short handle dip net and hold him down until he is no longer wanting to fight. At least that's what I understand
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    There are many post about what to do with aggressive roosters and many ways to deal with them. I too use a fishing net to control or catch birds. So my net would be coming out and that rooster would be getting chased caught and released every time I see him. Eventually he should cackle and run when he sees you. Continue to dominate him for a while longer to get your point across. Never give him your back nor show fear.

    There are two kinds of attacking roosters. Those that mean it and will never stop, those need culling and those that are trying it out. Those can often be turned around if handled correctly.
  4. I can almost guess he is a young Cockerel at around 8 months old?

    They become hormones and think they are tough.....Only protecting the ladies and trying to be impressive.....If you can? Lock him up for a few days in a look no touch pen......Never turn your back to him or confront him.....Some say to battle the Cockerel/Rooster and pin him down....NEVER DO THAT BECAUSE THE NEXT CHANCE HE GETS HE WILL COME AT YOU EVEN MORE DETERMINED.....Bratty Cockerels......Be slow in your movements and never rush into the coop.........As he matures he will calm.....

  5. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2014
    NW Florida
    So far, so good with my two mixed breed cockerels. Their father was calm as well, but my first cockerel was Satan! He was an EE rooster, and he was very aggressive from about 12 weeks on. A predator got him and I tried a different tack with my second rooster. I took a hands off approach with him, so that he had a natural fear of me. I left him alone and he left me alone. I also took care to move carefully among the hens and not to look as if I were a threat to them in any way. I never had any issues with this bird. A predator got him late last summer, and the two cockerels I have now are his sons. I raised them the same way, and I've had no issues thus far with them. Good luck!
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  6. chix man

    chix man Just Hatched

    Dec 8, 2016
    Hudson valley ny
    Yes he is about 9 months old. He is a New Hampshire red. Today when I went in there he left me alone.
    I think you are correct about him protecting his ladies. Because the day that he attacked me I was down
    Feeding the hens. They eat from my hand when I bring them bread. So I think that's why he may have attacked me.
    But I will definitely try the fishing net. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the advice
  7. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere! Premium Member

    Jan 4, 2017
    Braxton County, WV
    Were you carrying anything or moving faster than normal? Our rooster (8 months old) attacks us if we are moving too fast, carrying strange objects around, or messing with his ladies. I try to carry a chicken crook around with me (a hook for snagging chicken by the leg). He doesn't like it and will stay away from me while I have it, even if I'm doing any of the aforementioned activities. Otherwise, I move slowly, speak softly, and generally try to to ruffle anyone's feathers if I can't carry the crook.

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