Roo chases me but never attacks?

ArthurFleck

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Apr 14, 2020
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I have an adult copper maran roo that we're letting free roam because we needed the space for some chicks we hatched about a month or two ago and he usually just sits in a shady spot under a canopy we have set up but everytime I go out there he charges at me and puffs up but never actually tries to attack me? This is the same when I try to leave he'll run after me but never attacks me and when I look at him he stops running. Does anyone know why he does this?
 

Aapomp831

Crowing
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Don’t run - stand your ground and literally be the bigger cock. He’s practicing to attack you and testing you at the same time to see what kind of a fight you’ll put up. Put him in his place now, don’t show fear and always appear bigger. Walk into him and make him move out of your way (but don’t chase him around). He doesn’t need to love you. He does however, need to respect you.
 

Mrs. K

Free Ranging
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Nov 12, 2009
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Personally - I think the attack is coming, no matter how you act or react to him. One of these days, you might bend over, and appear just a little smaller and he will think I can do it now.

If you have young children under the age of 6 - dispatch him. They are who he will attack first. Small children can take an attack in the face. An older person, can be tipped over from the thump of him hitting them.

IMO he is giving you a warning as loud as he can, that he is sizing you up for the attack. It is coming. Most inexperienced people vastly underestimate how violent an attack can be

Mrs K
 

ArthurFleck

Chirping
Apr 14, 2020
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Personally - I think the attack is coming, no matter how you act or react to him. One of these days, you might bend over, and appear just a little smaller and he will think I can do it now.

If you have young children under the age of 6 - dispatch him. They are who he will attack first. Small children can take an attack in the face. An older person, can be tipped over from the thump of him hitting them.

IMO he is giving you a warning as loud as he can, that he is sizing you up for the attack. It is coming. Most inexperienced people vastly underestimate how violent an attack can be

Mrs K
Wow I never heard of this before thankfully we have nobody in my house except for my little sister im making sure she's staying inside and we are trying to find someone that will take him which is one of the other reasons we have him free roaming. He's not very large and his spurs are only a couple of centimeters long (and rounded) so he wouldn't do a lot of damage if he were to attack but ill still be more careful.
 

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ElizaMay

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Those toenails can cause a lot of damage, especially on bare skin.
Dang, I was trying to close my coop door the other day and there were a few shavings keeping me from latching it, so I just put my hand in at the bottom to move the obstruction - and my sweetest pullet Greytail pecked me hard twice fast, drawing blood and leaving blue bruises. She must have seen it as a predator because my hand appeared disembodied.
Beaks can do some nasty damage too.
 

cinful

In the Brooder
Sep 1, 2020
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I have an adult copper maran roo that we're letting free roam because we needed the space for some chicks we hatched about a month or two ago and he usually just sits in a shady spot under a canopy we have set up but everytime I go out there he charges at me and puffs up but never actually tries to attack me? This is the same when I try to leave he'll run after me but never attacks me and when I look at him he stops running. Does anyone know why he does this?
 

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