fly swatters work great!William,my little brother, used to be afraid of our rooster when it attacked him, he tried to use a stick, but it broke & he ran in the house screaming(I know... he was terrified of Rooster Cogburn...) . dad came out with our bright red fly swatter and with a couple of wacks Rooster was terrified of the fly swatter. just to keep him terrified of it i went out with it and stood by him, he attacked me and i wiped out that fly swatter and boy! you should have seen the look on his face ! i wacked him a couple of times. post your story & what your best rooster wacker is, we will vote on the best rooster wacker every 20 or so posts, enjoy!