rooster attack!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fam5r, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. fam5r

    fam5r Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Ok I love the looks of my BR rooster but "Bob" is getting out of hand!!!! 2 of the hens got out of their enclosure and as i was trying to catch them he was on a tangent and was trying to attack me through the fence and almost succeeded [​IMG]. At my wits end I told the kids he may have to go, now they are upset but he would really hurt one of them if he got out or they get to close to him. wondering if we should just seperate him from the girls in his own enclosure humm
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Yep, he has to go.
  3. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lantana, Florida
    Kids and mean roosters don't mix - better to send Bob to freezer camp, than one of the kids to the hospital. Just my opinion!
  4. fam5r

    fam5r Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    thats my thought as well i tell the kids hes going to the rooster farm(heaven)!!!
  5. Tres Amigas

    Tres Amigas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    EA WA - 2 chicken yrs.
    See Bob go. Go, Bob, go.
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j True BYC Addict

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    You are the parent. Sometimes that means making decisions that our kids don't like. Explain to them that this is what happens when a rooster becomes mean. Maybe they can get another rooster, or a hen if you're not worried about fertilized eggs. Kids to adjust amazingly fast. At least mine did when we lost an animal, but my boys are farm boys and understand the circle of life. (They would usually handle the loss of an animal better than their mama...)
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Two situations I expect to have rooster attack me that do not justify their termination. I threaten his chicks (my game roosters will defend chicks very well), or in your case you threaten his hens. Your BR (barred Plymouth rock), only if he is also prone to attack at other times would then be culled.
  8. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    Chittenden County, VT
    Quote:I would tend to agree, unless he was attacking you or a child unprovoked. I do have a young child, but she is never in the coop or run with our chickens without me within an arm's length. She only goes in with me to collect eggs and for very short periods of time.

    But having said that, it's your flock and you're family- you know your situation best and need to make the best decision for your family. Not everyone needs or wants a rooster, and their's nothing wrong with that either.
  9. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Gaylord, MI
    Quote:I appreciate this kind of humor more than please pardon me...
  10. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    It's very difficult (as I have learned very recently) but your rooster must go. There are ideas out there about taming roosters but unless you have a lot of time and patience, he's probably not worth the risk to anyone, especially kids. And, yes, we know that he is just doing his rooster-job, but we're humans and we feed you, so Goodbye Mean Rooster!

    BTW-- I enjoy my hens more now that he's gone, and they seem happier too. The alpha hen has stepped up to the job of being wary--but not aggressive!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011

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