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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie3001, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    I have a 1 year old rooster that is suddenly wanting to attack men. not my husband thank goodness. but the rooster charges my father. even with me present. so i tell my dad (who is over all the time to watch the kiddies and who built the roosters hens home etc.) anyways, i tell my dad to hand out food the hens, maybe the rooster will be okay with this and be comfortable. well that doesnt work either. while all the chickens are free ranging outside, the rooster will come clear across the yard to attack my father.

    now the rooster has made this attempt with our 5 year old. that is unacceptable. i like this rooster, and thought he was cool. in fact he protects all the chickens, but i dont trust him with my kids and now he is disliking men. any ideas? [​IMG]

    thanks in advance.

    btw: history on this rooster, he was brought up from a chic etc. always been gentle, until the last few months. [​IMG]

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  2. Merryment

    Merryment Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stewpot. With dumplings. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Many people say if you pick him up when he is about to attack and hold him for a while it will calm him down. You can also try holding him with his head lowered.
    He looks like a tough pickle!
     
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine get 3 strikes they and they are out...sorry

    ETA especially when kids are concerned...I have raised a roo from a day old chick and he has strike one he went after DD 4yr old ......i chased him all around and he has left her alone...i don't completely trust him but like i said 3 strikes...I have another that took his 3 strikes and he is gone...
     
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  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Best to put him in the soup pot. While you "might" be able to teach him not to attack you and your family members, you can not guarantee he will not attack you r neighbour or a salesman or your kids friends. I had a roo that was fine around us, but when my frend came over with her young kids in tow, he attacked them. Not cool. Roosters are very easy to come by. No sense holding onto a mean one.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Be very careful with the kids around him. I have had a rooster hit me at hip level before (and I'm 5'8"), this would be face level for my son.
     
  7. Jasmine130

    Jasmine130 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a great photo and he's beautiful. But he's HUGE! I mean look at him in comparison to the kids on the swing in your photo.

    I'd be a-skeerd too!
     
  8. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, that is one huge roo! Those poor kids muct be scared to death of him! hehehehe


    He does look like he has a major attitude!
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  10. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo looks very similar to yours....and he is turning into a Devil.. my boyfriend thought it to be funny when he came at me.. but now he is comming at him... I don't have the heart to kill him.. but we might just end up giving him away to someone looking for some "fresh chicken"

    Mine is very large as well... when he stands he comes to my waist... and I am almost 6 feet tall... and he flies at you feet first.. very scary indeed.... we don't have little ones around so we are not that concerned he will hurt anyone... he is also penned in. We have 29 eggs in the incubator at this point.. and hoping for a more docile roo. But he is very good with his girls. He is a Welsummer and from what I am told they are suppose to be pretty docile... my hens are sweethearts... but something went wrong in this ones wiring LOL
     

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