Rooster needs Behavior Modification

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dawny2u2, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Winston, MT
    What can one do to eliminate bad behavior? I know how to train a dog, but not a roo. My little black cochin attacks me almost every time I go in the coop. He is the only rooster, with 8 hens. At first it was kind of funny, but its getting painful. It's winter now, and I have on gloves, and pants, but come summer, this could be a problem. I shake my finger at him and try to convey dominance, but I started thinking what if I am aggravating the situation? I don't know how a rooster thinks, he actually sneaks around behind the hens and tries to jockey himself into an attacking position, his eyes glaring. Before this becomes war, any suggestions?
    One more item (totally different) I have one hen that lays green eggs, they are kind of speckled, almost a textured grainy feel. Is that normal for her?
    Thanks, sick of getting bit.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Kick his butt and then kick it some more. Chase him. Never be the first one to walk away. Do this on a daily basis until he learns to keep his distance.
    Keep children clear of this roo.
    You can read my BYC page for more tips.
    Good luck.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
  4. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Winston, MT
    Thank you both. Instinct told me to stare the little bugger down, but now I have some solid guidelines, I did forget to mention he is a bantam, though he doesn't realize it. Appreciate the help!
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    After ten months of being a sweetheart to his girls and avoiding us...Our Roo decided to flog my dh (who is 6'7" and weighs over 300lbs). DH was kinda in shock and did nothing... The next day he 'bumped' (not a true flog just bumped his chest against his stomach) our grandson (2) and dh kicked him, two minutes later he did it again... The next day he decided he was gonna try me.. He bumped me twice--I chased him down, held him down (like he does the girls) for several minutes, then picked him up and carried him around by his legs (upside down)... then let him go... He now avoids us like the plague.. IF he does it again he will go to freezer camp.... I will not allow a rooster to hurt my grandson...
  6. loralei

    loralei Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    New Caney, Texas
    We have an ill tempered roo, Rudy, that likes to chase children and attack adults from behind. My nephew will soon be 11 years old and has requested to have Rudy as his birthday dinner! That would fix him! [​IMG]

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