Rooster Spurring young son

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwatts, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pretty big Bantam rooster that is spurring my 1 1/2 year old son. Roo's spurs are about 1 1/4". He chased my son in the yard kicking and spurring him all the way. What should i do?? I gave the roo a good Boot but he continuid to spurr 10 min. later. Im not sure if he need a LONG nap or what. Thank you
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Get rid of the rooster. Childen come first.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Kill it.
     
  4. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kicking him will make him want to flog you more, id make dinner!!
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Cull him immediately. If you can't do it then crate him until you can find someone who will.
     
  6. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Agreed 100% with the others! Kicking the roo will not make him stop, it would make it worse. Some roos just aren't good "pets" to have. That bantam roo could blind your son, or cut him so he needs serious stitches. If you do not kill him or get rid of him, at least put him in a cage so he can not harm your child or you.

    It needs to be reiterated....children come first! Every single time!
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto everyone!! I had two roosters who I hatched this spring. One of them challenged ME twice. They were gone. There is no way I would allow a rooster to chase a child of mine twice. Serious damage could be done to the child.
     
  8. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking chicken & dumplings, gumbo, bbq. soup. [​IMG] So sorry for your son [​IMG] he could have been badly hurt. there is too many good roos to put up with a bad one.
     
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  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    X8. Crate that monster and get him out of there. You might be able to handle him yourself after plenty of butt kickings, maybe, but he'll always attack your son. And could seriously injure and blind him. Either eat him or give him to someone who will. Don't allow those genes to be passed on. Mean is usually inherited.
     
  10. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your yard is first and foremost for you and your family, and they should feel safe there. I'd either get rid of the roo, or take away his free-range privileges altogether.
     

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