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why is my rooster so mean HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melissaowens, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. melissaowens

    melissaowens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a dominque rooster i got from my cousin when he was smaller, and he has gotten to where everytime i go into the pin he spurs me. he got my legs, stomach and back today, i talk to them before i walk into their pen, and he still gets me. why? how in the world do i brek him from this if its possible?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    He wants you to make a big ole' pot of chicken and dumplings out of him. [​IMG]
     
  3. jupitergirl

    jupitergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    He wants to see what it is like to run around like a chicken with its head cut off.
     
  4. melissaowens

    melissaowens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love him to death, but he is really tempting me to make some good ole chicken and dumplings, thought i would try advice from my fellow bycers first before it comes to that
     
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster red has something on his page about how to stop a mean rooster from being mean. I smack my rooster if he pecks me and it will stop for a couple of weeks then he tries it again. If he spurs me I think he will get a boot in the tail feathers!
     
  6. jupitergirl

    jupitergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I am considering adding a certain rooster to my flock, and the general consensus of my chicken friends is.."If he is not a good rooster, ie vicious, raping hens, or other bad behaviour, into the stew pot".
     
  7. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a super soaker. Get him good. Make sure he's totally drenched a couple of times, and I bet your problem is over.
     
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to try behavior modification go ahead. But I don't think you could ever trust him. If it were me, I'd dust off the crock pot. He's just not worth it. He could hurt you or somebody else and medical treatment is expensive even if you do have good health insurance. Plus it's just plain aggravating to be attacked every time you go in the pen. Remember, there are other roosters out there.
     
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  9. imriu1969

    imriu1969 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a "floggin" rooster ONCE!! I hit him with a baseball bat, a pitch fork, large flag stones and even sprayed him with the water hose. He still kept flogging. He would even run to my car when he saw me come home from work. He is now in a new home. I don't think that you can ever change a mean rooster.
     
  10. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Oh man that's a tough one. I was never able to stop a roo once he started and the ones I couldn't get rid of were dispatched. Even the most beautiful porcelain D'uccle roo I had was sold because he a was a mean SOB and stalked my then 3 yr old daughter. I have kids here and won't tolerate a mean roo. I certainly wouldn't have one that went after me everytime I went into the pen. He would be a gonner for sure!
     

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