Rooster attack

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mightieskeeper, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2009
    Clio Michigan
    Yesterday my Roo attacked my son he kicked him. This morning He tried to attack me. This evening He attacked my 2yr old daughter. I grab him up and beat against my front porch. Then I throw him about 20-30 feet. I hope I did not kill him. He lying in the coop right now. My daughter was pecked a couple of times but she had pants on. I'm glad I could stop him. I would feel bad if he dies. I was found of him until this event. He is a BO. Has anyone else had bad Roos.
  2. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    I don't know that beating him is going to help any. [​IMG]

    I can understand you were mad. But I think Picking him up and carrying him around would help to enforce who is boss.

    Or it would've been more humane to just cull him.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Check out my page on roo behavior, the link is in my sig line. maybe it will help.
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Yeah, I certainly would not want a rooster around that would harm my kids or myself. I'd be either getting a chicken dinner out of him or rehoming him. He needs to know who is boss. Good luck.
  5. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    When we were young if any roo gave us trouble my dad would ring his neck right then and there.
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Your roo was just doing what alot of roos do until they are shown, and not by beating it, who's boss. Our roo does the same thing. All we have to do now is just point a finger at him and he backs down. He knows who's boss. Roo's attack because they are the 'protector's of the flock. Where any of your near 'his' hens or any of the nestboxes?
  7. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    How is he doing...our rooster just kind of pecks at the ground while moving closer to you, making noises...he acts like he is trying to sneak up on my but i'm just standing there watching him...i'm just afraid to pick him up while he is about to attack. Also is it normal for him to chase after our golf cart...he runs so close to it that i almost ran him over...i hate to think this way, but it would be his fault
  8. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    Stark County, NE Ohio
    Yes it's true roos are the protecters of the flock, and I probably wouldn't have been so rough on him either, but my kid would be protected if it meant I'd have to beat him. Our roo got mean and tried the same stuff with us when he first became sexually mature. After about three weeks of this and letting him know we are his boss he calmed down. We would clap our hands and chase him off every time he was near so he knew we were the bosses, we also used squirt guns he hated that. We use them on my neighbors nasty roos when they come in our yard. Works like a charm. Try that. My roo is now nicer, in fact he is in love with me. He does his little lovey dance around me and follows me everywhere doing a purr call. He must like aggressive women (haha)[​IMG] . It's kind of embarrasing and funny at the same time. If he tries to mount me, well then that's just too much I'll seriously think about freezer camp then!!! [​IMG]
  9. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    I had one bad RIR roo. RIR hens are sweeties, but RIR roos can be little beasts ...

    All I had to do was hold him down in the run. The others all ran over and got some pecks in on him while he screamed. After a bit of that, I kept swatting the others back so they could not get at him. After that incident, he was my best buddy and followed me around. He never got uppity with the kids after that, either.

    I think I got lucky with that one, I can't imagine that something that simple would work in most cases. If it had not, I might have gone as far as holding him upside down for a while, but if you're having to go so far has striking him or throwing him, I'd say you need to throw him on the BBQ.

    Same as Honeydoll mentioned, ours acted up right as he started to reach maturity.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  10. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Quote:My rooster does that same funny dance...head down, butt up and shake...i dont think it means he likes us though...i really think it means hes trying to get you to back and hes about to attack [​IMG]

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