Rooster VS Denise part III

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MstrFiksIt, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. MstrFiksIt

    MstrFiksIt In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Bloomingdale Michigan
    Okay Everyone I have just uploaded the latest video of Denise, Stephanie and I at the Barn last night...

    She is doing better, but the thought of going into the coup without me standing right there still terifies her. I hope you all can give her some helpful advise...

    as you can see in this video, Jack is nowhere near aggressive...Her fear comes from a few months back when her friend Mary was telling her how mean roosters can be, about that same time...I got spurred by Jack when I was in the pen and stepped between him and one of his ladies...

    I don't want to remove his spures nor do I think he needs to be put down or sent away...a last resort...I will eat him...

    here is the link

    It may take a few minutes for it to finsih processing so keep trying if you don't see the video right away

    thanks for watching -
    you can view all of our videos at our website-

    the Pets That Everyone Talks About - opps, I had the wrong link here try it now...

    Gary aka MstrFIksIt
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2007
  2. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Well, I guess you were busy while I was at work today. Love the video's. Though I don't really like the night vision very well. Need more daytime shots, ya think?
  3. MstrFiksIt

    MstrFiksIt In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Bloomingdale Michigan
    yea I like the daytime video better too...

    but It is all I had to work with...

    thanks for posting a review
  4. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    This reminds me of one of first learning experiences with chickens.
    I was visiting my grandpa's farm, I was 7 or 8 years old and he sent me in the coop to collect the eggs. I went in started collecting the eggs and got nailed by the rooster. I got spurred in the legs, butt, he rode my back all the way out the coop.
    I went and told grandpa what happened, he cleaned my scrapes and scratches and explained to me that is what the 2x4 outside the coop is for. Take it in the coop, shake it at him, and don't turn your back on him and he won't bother you.
    Next day, I did as was told, got into the coop started collecting the eggs with Mr. rooster just eyeing my up, and he charges. Now me being a budding baseball player and not wanting to experience the day before again, I protected myself with a big swing of the 2x4. Mr. rooster went flying across the coop, hit the fence and layed limp. I just killed grandpa's rooster!!!!
    I went in to tell grandpa what happened, wondering which willow stick he was going to use on me. He came out to see what happened and there was Mr. rooster struting his stuff, eyeing me up again waiting for the second inning. I just knocked him out. My grandpa had a laugh, we went in and got the eggs together.
    For ther rest of the summer, Mr. rooster and I had an understanding that I had a 2x4 and would use it to collect the eggs, but it was his girls and his coop and if I turned my back on him or tried to pick up one of his girls he would challange me to a dual. It was a very uneasy truce, but it lasted as long as I kept an eye on him and the 2x4 between us.
    Now I don't advocate taking swings at your rooster with a 2x4, but you do need to establish yourself at the top of the pecking order with an agressive rooster. I imaging a sturdy branch with several side branches for a good swat and to give you a wide barrier will do the trick, but you need to let him know who is boss, that and don't give him a second chance, because he will try and try again.
    Another idea is to make your coop so you don't have to go inside all the time. Place the nest boxes on the outside of the coop with access doors to collect eggs. Same for food, a little door big enough to get a cup of food in.
    This is probally why I don't have roosters, I just don't need the headaches they bring. Besides that we have plenty of wild roosters running around if I want to look at some handsome proud guys.

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007
  5. MstrFiksIt

    MstrFiksIt In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Bloomingdale Michigan
    Nice story cory...

    Farm life is pretty cool I love ours...

    I really like my rooster, His name is Jack and he is not that bad a guy...He spurred me once and I kicked him, like yours he went flying accross the coop...I didn't knock him out but he knows my foot means business...there will be no timeouts for that bird...just swift kicks in the butt if he needs one...

  6. Death_to_all_chicks

    Death_to_all_chicks Culled

    Apr 17, 2007
    you dumb dumb lol.

    GO DENISE!!!!!!!


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