Ricks Chicks

Songster
11 Years
Jul 31, 2008
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Leicester, Massachusetts
I walked into my coop this morning and my roo came after me peeking my legs and screeching up a storm. took me off guard I booted him across the run , I didn't hurt him, he came right back , I yelled and he coward away. is this normal or should i make him soup and get another?
 

Rusty Hills Farm

Songster
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
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13
194
Up at the barn
Depends on the breed, I think. I seem to go through this at least once with each of my RIR roos, but so far none of my Rocks have ever bothered me.

HTH
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
13,752
127
333
NW Kentucky
If it was a first time, set him straight now or you will have trouble.

Was there any reason he could have been upset...like a loud noise startling him, dog nearby etc etc. What were you wearing?
 

Mojo Chick'n

Empress of Chickenville
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
5,261
13
261
Republic of Chickenville
I usually give them one (non deadly) kick - if they don't get it after that (and keep on with the behavior) they find a new home , or go to live with the Chicken Gods.

Peace -
Meri
 

debilorrah

The Great Guru of Yap
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
39,693
124
423
The Carpal Tunnel Rehab Center
Most people have to give their roo and good kick across the coop at least once in their life before the roo finally understands "Oh, YOU are the boss".
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
246
421
SW Arkansas
Quote:Exactly! - what were you wearing? Something set him off and sometimes that something goes unnoticed by us humans.
If he keeps it up and it's not something you are doing to provoke the behavior, then you can try to reform him or introduce him to the dumplings.
 

chickenchickenbulkbulk

Songster
11 Years
Jul 9, 2008
414
1
129
OHIO
GREAT TOPIC!!!! I have a new hampshire 6mos. old. He loves attacking my 4 yr old grand daughter. I told her to kick at him. He came from behind and got my leg. I chased him all over the yard. I cought him and isolated him from everyone else. Like time out!!! He has behaved hisself for two days now. I also have a white wyondotte roo that will act like he wants to flog me, but I honestly think he's playing with me. I'll pick him up, he's just a big baby.
 

tiki244

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
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43
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WestCentralWisconsin
RoosterRed has a good personal page on how to deal with these creatures.



HMMM I will have to look it up and post link!!
 
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