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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mezzer, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Mezzer

    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let the chickens out of the run to free range in the yard during the day and the bloody rooster attacked my legs! (Biting and scratching) so after being a tad surprised, I guess the honeymoon is over huh? Lol, after a few seconds I made sure he was running away from me!! He still wanted to go after me but Everytime I made him back down and run away. That the right thing to do?? Lol
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Yeah, keep it up, even after he thinks better of coming after you, hopefully he was just trying it out.
     
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  3. Mezzer

    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna carry a water bottle with me in the mornings now and chalk it up to early morning friskiness. I've Been watching him today and making sure my presence is known, and no signs of aggression. He is sure keeping a eye on me though. Lol. I sure hope my neighbors did not see me chasing a rooster...
     
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    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    He's pretty, is he under a year old. Make sure to never give him your back if he's facing you. I would have enjoyed watching if I was your neighbor, it must of been quite a show.
     
  6. Mezzer

    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he was hatched last June. That may have been my mistake, I most certainly turned my back on him when they were leaving the run. Never again. Lol. It was QUITE a match, I'm small, he's big, he got a few good licks in before I bunted him a few times and then proceeded to Chase him around untill he was doing nothing but running. Stinker. :b
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a blue plastic coffee can I use for feeding, I toss it towards any young rooster who's looking at me too much or facing me, I'll follow up with running him off, a top rooster does the same to those under him, yours is probably feeling a hormonal surge with the increasing daylight, you looked easy to beat, keep at him until he sees you and cackles while running the other way, not all roosters who try to take out their owners are bad, they just need reminding.
     
  8. Mezzer

    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I could see a change in his attitude all day, he was respectful but cautious and anytime he seemed to be starting to stare me down, I squared my feet and stared him down in return until he moved away and looked away first. Stinker. Won't be turning my back on him ever again.
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Eventually you should be able to trust him again, the few who tried it with me only tried it once, and it was their first spring being manly roosters. Now I don't worry about them, it's a good thing to understand rooster body language and how you move can affect what they think and how they react to you. It's nice to hear someone unafraid to stand up to their naughty rooster, once you get scared you are out of luck, personally I get angry and a bit offended, just like a top rooster, they are lucky I can't run too fast.
     
  10. Mezzer

    Mezzer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EXACTLY! Lol. I was a tad offended and most certainly angry, but not so much that I ran and hid. And I AM a fast runner. Lol! I hope he thinks twice before trying that again, but I figure age will mellow him (I hope) I think he was surprised by the fact that I took him on. :b will watch his body language so I learn to read him better over time.
     

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