ruster problems

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenboy001, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2012
    [​IMG]hi...i have problems with my ruster(or he has problems with me) anyways everytime im in the coop or near the chicks he attacks and every time i try to feed them all he jumps on me...he goes crazy[​IMG]and im so iretated[​IMG]of there anyway i can grow a closer bound with him?
  2. the Ranger

    the Ranger New Egg

    Dec 8, 2012
    NW Wisconsin
    the two of you could make soup together, he could never be closer to you after that.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Next time you rooster does that pick him up and carry him around for a bit. Or place your hand on his back and hold him down firmly. Talk to him calmly, stroke him a bit and let him go. Over time he will hopefully realise that you are bigger than him and is the boss and will learn to respect you and stop the nonsense.
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    NW North Carolina
    Sumi is right. A mean rooster can be a frustrating problem. It can be tempting to kick him or wack him with a broom, but there are more gentle ways to reassert dominance. When I have a mean rooster, I like to scoop him up by his legs (this can be a difficult exercise, I recommend wearing gloves), and carry him around upside down for a little while. I may have to do it a few times, but it seems to work. Basically, you have to show him that you're the head rooster. After I tamed my current Amerauacana rooster, he became almost as sweet as my favorite hen.

    There are lots of great threads on here with various methods for taking charge. I've seen some good Youtube videos as well.
  5. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    By all means, try the gentler approach. Hauling off and kicking your roo and punching him just makes him think you're a rival.

    Aggression in a rooster means he doesn't trust you around the hens. When you go into the pen, go slow. No fast moves. Approach the hens slowly and deliberately so he has no reason to think you mean them harm. If he comes at you, bend down and grab him in a football hold with his head tucked under your arm. Finish your chores carrying him like that.

    Make a point of handling him a lot, as well as the hens. Soon he will see that he can trust you. It may not happen real quick, though.

    I have a very gentle 12 pound rooster who used to be a vicious biter, liberating generous chunks of flesh from my hands, arms and legs. He came very close to being Christmas dinner two years back. With work, he is now a very gentle roo and completely trustworthy around me and any visitors. And he's very gentle with the hens, too. Good roosters like that are somewhat rare. It would be a shame to make soup out of one too soon.
  6. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2012
    lol...[​IMG][​IMG] but nah,thanks for th advise everyone i'll try what everyone sayd but if you got more advise that would be great
  7. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2012
    did i mention that hes more gentle to my mom than me mom barrely visits him

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