Rooster stomping at me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kidzmom5, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. kidzmom5

    kidzmom5 In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
    Marysville, WA
    Ok for the last couple of days my rooster sees me and stomps at me I was wondering why he does that anyone know?

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    He thinks you're a hen. Stomp at him a little to show you're boss.
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    Be prepared to be flogged. He's testing you. Soon, he will flog you.

    A few rules:
    1. Never let him mate with a hen in front of you. Knock him off if he does.
    2. Whenever you are around them, walk right through him, making him move aside for you. Be bold.
    3. If he does flog you, there are things you can do, but the easiest is to quickly move to him. This will throw him off enough to make him stop, at least for a little bit. Then get out of there and go get the axe.

    Different people have different feelings about roosters.

    But ours have always been penned, eaten, or plain shot.

    If you have kids, they will be easy targets for him.
  4. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    I have to agree with eggs4sale. You have to watch it and show no fear, but if he jumps you, you need to address it, because he will also jump a child. That being said, I notice you have only 5 chickens. That, in my mind would make him even more valueable. You won't be able to produce your own after you eat a soup.
    If he jumps you and you decide you still need him you will need him in solitary until you can replace him....still you might be able to replace him anyway. What kind of roo are we talking about? Some are crazier than others.
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im sick of flogging and that dang wings down dance around or at me! Every roo I ever had for the past 2 years has done it and 1 by 1 they have been given away-sold or btchered! I had someone taking care rof my birds this past weeks while at a conference and they called everyday to say what a jerkwad my big roo was to them. I have to wait a month to get rid of him though because I ve got eggs booked out through xmas! I cant wait-now my two bantam cochins are doing it to-one burchin frizzle and another birchin cochin. Good thing they are little and dont hurt! My DD laughs at those little ones doing that "dance".
  6. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

    Mar 18, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Quote:My Blue Andalusian does this--- and eventually became such a jerk I had to carry a broom with me every time I went into the pen or coop. I got him when I ordered 25 brown egg layers last March from McMurray he was my freebie (Thanks MM [​IMG]). Last week there was one pretty cold night so when I went out in the morning I was all bundled up--- even gloves... so when Mr. Jerk came at me doing his kung fu thing I just reached out and grabbed him. I expected him to go nuts but he didn't he squirmed some now and then but I held tight and carried him around for about 15 minutes. When I put him down he kept his distance. Since then he will still watches me like a hawk and every so often will try to flog me but I just grab him and hold him. I've started doing this with 12 wk old cockerels I have just to be sure. As an aside I also have a Columbian Wyandotte, that was supposed to be a pullet, now he is the exact opposite--- the calmest guy--- kind of shy but really mellow.

    ISSOLA Songster

    May 6, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    Quote:I LOVE YOUR ANSWER! You da BOSS...

    I will have to bookmark this page.

  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    You can add a few other things in that list. I don't let my roo even eat while I am there. I don't allow him to be in the coop when I am there. I also will jump him if he ventures too close to my space/area. Sometimes I jump him(mildly) to see if he remembers all the lessons he has been taught.

    He has. [​IMG]

    All my roos have walked a wide berth around me and will not enter the coop when I am there, nor will they breed a hen while I am within 20 yards of the hen. Don't get me wrong, the roo is not running scared each time he sees me....he just keeps a savvy eye and a good distance between us. I AM the alpha, the cock of the walk, the big cheese.....he gets to be my second in command when I am not in the yard. [​IMG]

    At the end of the day, you can either be a victim or you can be in charge, but rarely can it be both ways.
  9. Keri78

    Keri78 Songster

    Oct 17, 2009
    Hi There! This is all great advice and I have to say that I applied these "techniques" to my little BIG man Fluffy who is a white frizzle bantam roo who thinks he rules the unniverse and it totally works!!!(at least with him it did and my other roos are all just as sweet and manerly as they can be towards me and the kiddos(all cochins not that that matters). But anywho, it just took a couple of times for Fluff to do his little chickie jig next to me and I promptly gave him a swift(but not hard b/c he's a little guy) boot in the hein and whala!!! he respects me! I also don't let him peck any of the other girls when I'm around and I don't try to baby him or handfeed him etc. We have a mutual respect thing going on and he totally remembered after only two boots to the heiny that when Mommy comes out he doesn't run the show!!! HOWEVER, he has NO patience for my yappy little black cockapoo(who has run the show for the last 10 yrs. up until now!!!LOL) If Abby(my dog) comes out in the side yard and she gets chased and pecked and chicken karate kicked all the way back to the porch and into the house by good old Mr. Fluff!!![​IMG]:lau:lau:cd:cd It's a RIOT!!! Anyway, I'm going to try to get it on video![​IMG]
    I LOVE my roos(I have four) each one had a different personality and each one has his own group of girls. I LOVE to hear their crows in the morning and LOVE their little man egos!!!(Sorry to any guys that may be reading this!) Good Luck and let him know who's boss! Blessings, Keri
  10. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Songster

    May 27, 2009
    South Weber, UT
    This post is AWESOME!

    It makes so much sense. These are basically the rules I use to be the alpha dog so why not the alpha roo?

    Great suggestions, I hope I don't need them but I am bookmarking this just in case!

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