rooster chasing hubby

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tgblldog70, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chirping

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    It started yesterday our rooster "Rocky" chased my hubby as he was heading to the garage. Hubby didnt think anything of it, well today dh let the chickens out since he was going out to work on the truck (I normally do it) and the Rocky chased him again and this time he actually launched himself like he was going to kick dh. Todd said that if it happens again he is going to make Rocky's new home the freezer [​IMG]. Is there something he can do to make him stop acting this way? We have had Rocky for a year now he is a good protector and makes the cutest chicks. We do have another rooster that is from Rocky's love fest. He is about 16 weeks and is also proving to be a really good protector although he does really keep his distance from us, unlike Rocky who will come over and chill with us when we are outside. We dont handle either of them unless they have an injury. TIA


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  2. dreamcatcherarabians

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    Freezer camp time. My one rule around here is: ignore me and I'll let you be, attack me and I'll eat you.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If you had him for a year and he just started.... I would have hubby stalk Rocky in a intense manner then if Rocky doesnt back down have huby snatch ahim up and carry him around. If placed down and Rocky advances again then up he goes again. Hold him like a baby....upside down....like a purse...etc etc... While he does chores. If he continues to show his butt then rehime or soup may be the next place for him. I have converted may roos but i have time for it...i akso have many older roos that kerp the younger ones in their place. It is a roos nature to protect their girls.... You have to teach sime their boundries......
     
  4. MOChickenShoes

    MOChickenShoes In the Brooder

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    this is entirely off subject and i feel ridiculous for asking such a newb question...but what does the D in "DH" stand for? it's been driving me crazy, seeing DW, DH, DD etc etc...i know it's something wife, husband, daughter etc, i just feel like an idiot not being able to come up with what that D stands for.... apologies again [​IMG].
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Dear Husband, Dear Daughter, Dear Wife
     
  6. PlatypusPerry

    PlatypusPerry Chirping

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    I'd say it's soup time...I have zero tolerance for animals that threaten humans - regardless of their size which is why I can't stand nasty little chihuahuas (only the mean ones). Ugh.
     
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  7. MOChickenShoes

    MOChickenShoes In the Brooder

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    ah ha! thank you kindly for humoring this poor naive fool [​IMG]
     
  8. DeannaOR

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    Does hubby run from him?



    Chihuahuas or other small dogs that people often think are acting "mean" are actually insecure and fearful. The barking and snapping is a result. Lack of socialization, people holding their small dogs most of the time...lead to a dog with no confidence. Poor breeding contributes as well.
     
  9. PlatypusPerry

    PlatypusPerry Chirping

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    You're right Deanna - it's not the dogs fault - it IS the owners (or breeders sometimes). They're just doing what they know. [​IMG]

    I was wondering if DH runs from the roo too...if he does he should definitely be standing his ground. By running - if he is - he would be showing the roo that he is afraid and that the rooster is dominant and in charge. Growing up we had a rooster start doing this, unfortunately he got out of hand and had to...become soup when attempted to spur somebody badly - out of nowhere. It was weird because he hadn't shown any aggression and then just out of the blue he did. Something must have changed but we never figured out what it was.
     
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  10. If the rooster is truly nasty and doesn't take the "hint" or the discipline immediately, I dispatch them. End of story. I don't want that trait passed on and keeping a rooster around here only means one thing. Breeding, and we don't breed jerky roosters. Everyone finds their own way on this matter.
     

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