our rooster hates me!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bettyjhyde, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. bettyjhyde

    bettyjhyde New Egg

    Apr 21, 2012
    Farmersville, Ohio
    Our rooster "Jake" hates me, everytime i get close to him, he tries to spike me. He has punched holes in my legs through my jeans and socks. He also slams into the wire fence trying to get me. Is this normal? He loves my husband and never tries it with him. Any suggestions?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    No need to keep a human aggressive rooster when there are plenty of good ones looking for a home. These birds are supposed to be fun not aggravation. Turn him into coq au vin or chicken and dumplings.
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2 what Sourland said. That's a nasty bird and he's not going to change unless maybe you suddenly become very, very good at being the dominant one. Even then he is going to routinely challenge you and try to ambush you whenever he can. So not worth it and you certainly don't want birds with nasty temperaments like that reproducing.
  4. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2008
    I've found this method almost always cures a problem with an aggressive rooster:

    When rooster charges you, grab him. Easiest way to catch can be by grabbing leg (Be sure to not pick roo up off ground by leg--just grab him by leg), or catching him by net. It may be good to keep roo in coop where he's easier to catch for a few days during training period.

    After you grab him, pick him up & carry him around in one arm (with his wings held against his body) several minutes as you do chores. Let him watch you work around his ladies. Then pet him a little & put him back down. If he charges again, pick him up again. Do not allow any attacks to go un-consequenced during training.

    This seems to make a rooster realize:
    * People are bigger than me & have more power than me. [​IMG]
    * A person can take control of me whenever they want. A person will take control of me if I attack.
    * The ladies are all going to see me one-upped by a person if I attack. [So embarrassing!]
    * I will miss out on running around, sharing any treats, & all other fun for a few minutes if I attack. [​IMG]
    * This person is not going to actually do anything mean or purposefully threatening to me.
    * Even if I'm not fighting this person off, the things this person does that seem threatening to my flock actually don't harm my flock. [​IMG]
    * I do not have any valid need to attack this person to protect my flock or myself.

    I believe this method will work with most roosters within 4-8 sessions. [​IMG] They may need an infrequent reminder session once in a while, but not often.

    Your rooster sounds like he's been painfully aggressive, but perhaps he would change. Good luck!

    p.s. You can also blunt or shorten his spurs. There are instructions on my website.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama

    I concur.
    There's so many good roosters on death row needing parole that you don't have to endure a crap rooster.

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