roo bites!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by inkypinky, May 25, 2010.

  1. inkypinky

    inkypinky Out Of The Brooder

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    I was out collecting eggs this afternoon in my BCM pen and my roo ran up and bit me!!! at first I thought ok, maybe there was a big bug on my leg or something he was just messing around untill i turned my back on him to check the nests and he ran all the way across the pen to attack me again!!! I was quite...angry and a bit amused. He got a talking to and " youre gonna be held whether you like it or not session" to confirm that he's not the top dog in these parts-.. do you think hes gonna keep it up????- hes relatively young- 30 weeks or so so no spurs to speak of- but he actually bit my calf - the dirty bugger. I dont wanna be afraid of my own rooster, and I certainly dont want HIM thinking he can push me around..is this common-? hes just been brought in as the "new man" for my hens, is he asserting himslef or is this too much??
     
  2. txmel

    txmel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow i dont know, none of my roos lasted that long but i think you did the right thing by holding him and asserting that you are top "chicken" hope someone who know speaks up soon for you
     
  3. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    Like the first week of testosterone surge my roos get an attitude. My sweet Sunny Boy bit me once when I went to go touch him. My reflex was a backhanded slap which sent him flying off the perch. He has never done it again and is a wonderful roo. He is almost a year now.
    I'd give your boy another chance. [​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    He's definitely testing you, finding out who's boss. You'd better let him know quickly that YOU are, or it will most likely happen again. Pick him up and carry him around with you for 20 or 30 minutes...
     
  5. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, I hope you an your roo can talk out. I just have a little hen, she bit be last week! that's a good idea, though, the whole carrying around and letting them know who is the top "chicken" hehe. And sometimes a good slap is the trick, too [​IMG] I hope you can keep him.
     

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