Tino just flogged my Grandma!!! Here is what i did:

Chickenhappy8708

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I can't be live my roo right now. He has always been slightly aggressive, he had his mean streak at 12-14 weeks, and has since calmed down, my Grandma and I were standing by the run, and he ran up and flogged her!!! Luckily his spurs are just bumps, but that crossed the line.

I grabbed a wood plank, and went at him, he tried to flog me, and I knocked him down, and chased him away from his girls, he ran at me again, and I knocked him back. He stared me down, then crowed, and to rub it in, mated with one of his girls, when he finished, I grabbed her,and held her, stroking her head. He was mad, but he fears me now, and didn't intervene. He doesn't come after me now, but I'm still worried about having people out with him. Any tips to keep others safe, and any ways to less aggresivly make my dominice clear? I can't get rid of him, but hope to move him into a bachelor pen soon.
 

Chickenhappy8708

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Thanks guys, I don't plan on letting anyone with him again. He is so sweet sometimes... Then other times I'm plotting to send him to freezer camp. My light Brahma cockerel is the same age now that Tino was the first time he went at me lol. Still sweet as can be. He will be the new roo in that flock! Tino can live in solitude.
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You might’ve just made it worse. You made him fear you, you may have seriously injured him, and now he sees you as a threat. He will attack anyone, or anything, he sees as a threat, so he won’t stop. You two will probably never have a good relationship again, probably not even a decent one. I’m not trying to judge you on how you handled the situation, but it wasn’t a very smart way to do it. At this point, it would be better if you either rehomed or culled him if you can’t handle his aggression. There isn’t much you can do to stop it anymore, sorry to be a downer. Fighting back isn’t a good way to stop aggression, in a lot of cases it is the cause of aggression. But, he isn’t my rooster, and I can’t stop you from doing whatever you want with him. I’ve found positive reinforcement and love is there best way to handle aggression, like what you would do with a puppy or a small child. Show him being nice gets him treats, but being mean doesn’t get him anything. Simply ignoring him when he is aggressive and walking away can teach him you don’t want to fight, and eventually he’ll stop. But, at this point, I don’t even know if that would work for you.

A lot of people see roosters as things you can just be aggressive back to, and then they get upset when the rooster continues to be aggressive. Fighting fire with fire won’t work, it just makes the fire burn brighter. In the pecking order, lower down roosters fight the top rooster to become the head. Showing him you are the boss makes you the top rooster, and he wants to be the top rooster. Of course, you could also just cull him, but as he has a name I’m assuming he is a pet.

My tip, unless you start training him without being aggressive, he won’t stop being mean. Having a nice roo is amazing, but being aggressive won’t get you one.

Sorry this post was a bit blunt, but I couldn’t find a softer way to write it. I don’t mean to be rude, and if any of this comes off as such I am deeply sorry.
 

Dixichick

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Thanks guys, I don't plan on letting anyone with him again. He is so sweet sometimes... Then other times I'm plotting to send him to freezer camp. My light Brahma cockerel is the same age now that Tino was the first time he went at me lol. Still sweet as can be. He will be the new roo in that flock! Tino can live in solitude. View attachment 2317457
 

Chickenhappy8708

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You might’ve just made it worse. You made him fear you, you may have seriously injured him, and now he sees you as a threat. He will attack anyone, or anything, he sees as a threat, so he won’t stop. You two will probably never have a good relationship again, probably not even a decent one. I’m not trying to judge you on how you handled the situation, but it wasn’t a very smart way to do it. At this point, it would be better if you either rehomed or culled him if you can’t handle his aggression. There isn’t much you can do to stop it anymore, sorry to be a downer. Fighting back isn’t a good way to stop aggression, in a lot of cases it is the cause of aggression. But, he isn’t my rooster, and I can’t stop you from doing whatever you want with him. I’ve found positive reinforcement and love is there best way to handle aggression, like what you would do with a puppy or a small child. Show him being nice gets him treats, but being mean doesn’t get him anything. Simply ignoring him when he is aggressive and walking away can teach him you don’t want to fight, and eventually he’ll stop. But, at this point, I don’t even know if that would work for you.

A lot of people see roosters as things you can just be aggressive back to, and then they get upset when the rooster continues to be aggressive. Fighting fire with fire won’t work, it just makes the fire burn brighter. In the pecking order, lower down roosters fight the top rooster to become the head. Showing him you are the boss makes you the top rooster, and he wants to be the top rooster. Of course, you could also just cull him, but as he has a name I’m assuming he is a pet.

My tip, unless you start training him without being aggressive, he won’t stop being mean. Having a nice roo is amazing, but being aggressive won’t get you one.

Sorry this post was a bit blunt, but I couldn’t find a softer way to write it. I don’t mean to be rude, and if any of this comes off as such I am deeply sorry.
No, thank you for being blunt!!! I've tried to love him, but he just put me lower down😞 I knew this day would come, I don't need a loving relationship with him... As much as it breaks my heart, ill let him hate me. In hoping his batchlor pad will calm him, and I can build back a relationship that doesn't get me flogged, but I understand I made it harder to achieve today, thank you for letting me know😢
 

Dixichick

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I had a sweet rooster until he turned about 2. He was around me all the time up till then. He eventually attacked me drew blood and left bruises all over my legs and was pretty traumatic for me. We kept him because we couldn’t bring ourselves to cull him because up till that point he had been so friendly. From that point on no more free ranging and no one could go in pen other than my husband. He lived to be ripe old 14. Recently we had to take our beautiful huge Maran rooster to sale as he began showing same aggressive traits. So it seems that at about 2 they become great protectors of their girls and pretty scary to me. I keep trying to keep them friendly but seems switch turns on at that 2 year mark. Anybody else have that experience?
 

Chickenhappy8708

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I had a sweet rooster until he turned about 2. He was around me all the time up till then. He eventually attacked me drew blood and left bruises all over my legs and was pretty traumatic for me. We kept him because we couldn’t bring ourselves to cull him because up till that point he had been so friendly. From that point on no more free ranging and no one could go in pen other than my husband. He lived to be ripe old 14. Recently we had to take our beautiful huge Maran rooster to sale as he began showing same aggressive traits. So it seems that at about 2 they become great protectors of their girls and pretty scary to me. I keep trying to keep them friendly but seems switch turns on at that 2 year mark. Anybody else have that experience?
That's terrible, great job getting him to 14 though!!!
 

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