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Rooster becoming aggressive

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kacappi, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. kacappi

    kacappi Out Of The Brooder

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    My rir rooster who is just under one is starting to become aggressive towards me when i enter the coop to feed them and bring them treats. I have 8 hens with him and they all get along fine. But he has jumped up and kicked me 3 times now...whats goin on???[​IMG]
     
  2. ReluctantRural

    ReluctantRural New Egg

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    If my rooster is out of the coop and I'm taking water to the coop, he jumps on me, but only when my back is turned. Interested to see what you find out here.
     
  3. lozerface79

    lozerface79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now i dont know a lot about roosters but try this:
    When ever he starts puffing up, you do the same and look him in the eyes. And he might back off.
    Another thing might be squirting him with a water gun or squirt bottle when he charges.
    I dont know a hole lot but i hope this helps
     
  4. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slap his head off, kick him in the chest. No one needs an attack rooster.

    Or respect his has authoraaataaay!
     
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  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    If he were mine, he'd be in the stewpot. Especially if there are young kids on the place. You don't need to deal with an aggressive rooster.

    Of course, you are the only one who can decide how much you're ready to put up with.
     
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  6. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't put up with it.
     
  7. lozerface79

    lozerface79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But youre not op
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    True. The thing about training a rooster not to attack you is, YOU are the one he has been trained not to attack. That doesn't mean he'll leave every human alone. I wouldn't take the chance, but again - it's the OP's decision as to what they want to deal with. I personally enjoy my chickens, and if I have one that is taking away my joy by attacking me, that one goes away to live in the freezer or a jar in the pantry. I don't wish to spend my time doing chicken chores, looking over my shoulder waiting to be attacked.
     
  9. kacappi

    kacappi Out Of The Brooder

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    I appreciate the ideas...we have talked about cooking him but hes such a beautiful rooster and i like that hes protective of the flock but no i wont put up with this i was hoping there was something i could do to stop it. Ive always been able to go in and sit down to feed them all treats and walk around and give them all some attention...just confused as to why he has started this. And no there are no kids around.
     
  10. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    This is by far more likely to get much more violent than get better. Try again with another rooster.
     

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