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Rooster with a stabbing issue!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beaky Buzzard, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. My rooster has the habit of attacking my dad and most other men. He poked a pretty deep hole in dads leg. My other banny rooster poked a hole in my Grandmas leg. I REALLY need a painless way to remove spurs. Any advice???

  2. pidgey

    pidgey In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2011
    I don't know about spur removal, but it sounds like your rooster needs to be shown who's the boss! There's a lot of ways to make roosters more submissive (some people will straight up fight them), but the way I learned from the person who I got my chickens from is catch the rooster and hold him under your arm. She pets him under his neck (like a lady chicken would) to calm him down, then gently pushes his head down and holds it down for about a minute. If he keeps his head down, he's accepting your (or your dad's) dominance. If he doesn't push his head down again until he does. Some people will also walk around in front of the flock holding the rooster, showing the whole flock he's not the alpha rooster. Just wound his pride a little.
  3. greenegglover

    greenegglover Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    Theres some links to videos on here about de-spurring. I prefer the hot potato method....looks pain free for the rooster, Im going to try this on my roo once his grow in. My roo is still young and has only tried to challange the dog, I show my dominance over him while he was attacking the dog by speaking to him and poking him.
  4. sparrker

    sparrker Songster

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    A friend of mine got spurred in the calf last year and ended up in the hospital with a bad infection. Their roosters are spurless now. He takes pliers and twists them right off.
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Crowing

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    Ouch! What breed is he?
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Here's a link:

    I would get rid of the roos if they are so aggressive. A human aggressive roo is a serious liability.

    Good luck.
  7. Davian

    Davian Chirping

    Sep 8, 2010
    Vermont, USA
    Quote:If he's attacking people, its time for him to visit Freezer Academy.

  8. Quote:He's a wyandot.
  9. The "freezer method" is out of the question.We talked about getting rid of him, but he is so good about watching over the hens. He attacked a cat once who was after Chickory,(who is a completely deaf hen)He was the first chicken I got and Im very attached to him.
  10. trinityfly

    trinityfly In the Brooder

    When the spurs get crazy I just get out the dremel tool and saw them off just below the quick. Safer for me, family, pets and the other birds is an ornery roo is denied his weapons.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011

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