Breeds forum: Is there a way to deal with a mean or aggressive rooster.

 
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ImageHaystack
Mar 22, 2010 10:45 PM CST
Name: Howie
Wa.
Invest in those you love and trust
Well I must say you have surely furnished me with a few laughs. Nothing wrong with the sew pot, except to say to often thats always the answer and sometimes the roo deserves to be understood and if he is a good one kept for good purposes. I often use a fishing net to catch them and then hold them down and get a good grip for the first lessen. They hate the nets...lol. It's really alot of fun dominating the roos, and seeing them submitting to what they understand. Hay
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Imagecoconut
Mar 23, 2010 9:48 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11
He's a beautiful bird. He knows that I have a perfect hen for him, and he's just angry for having a broken heart.

Hmm, she deserves a portrait, the next time I'm taking photos.

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AnnieBBB
Apr 2, 2010 1:57 PM CST
Name: AnnieBBB
Ohio, on line of zone 5 & 6, c
Thanks, HAY, Great information!!!

Annie
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 21, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Hay, I can see where this would work well to make them give in while you are holding them. Does it take away their aggression while they are not in your grasp? ie walking around them?
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ImageHaystack
Apr 21, 2010 11:35 PM CST
Name: Howie
Wa.
Invest in those you love and trust
Well Cajun, think of it this way. After your Pappa paddled you did you still act up after he put you down? I have never had one misbehave after dealing with them. Not only did they behave around me, but also with each other. Keep in mind there are always still the gentle reminders of who's dominate. I know I was always pretty easy on my children for the most part, but just a firm look was reminder enough. The will of the rooster will determine how stern you have to be with them. Hay Group hug
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ImageCajuninKy
Apr 22, 2010 7:45 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
Right now he doesn't have any spurs so we can still deal with him but I want to choke him sometimes! Grumbling
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porkpal
Jun 23, 2010 9:47 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Wildflowers here is the rooster thread.
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Imagewildflowers
Jun 24, 2010 6:10 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Thank you Porkpal Smiling

Haystack, this is fantastic information to know. I've owned my rooster for going on two months now, and six hens, first time owning chickens.

Yesterday I was spurred by my rooster after shooing him off of my tomato plants. Usually he would run away when I would clap my hands and shoo him off but this time he just stood there. Then as I turned to walk away, he came up and spurred me good and started his cockle doodle doo and feather ruffling! I went and got the broom and tapped it on the ground - we use that to keep them off of the porch - once again he didn't budge!

I had no idea to look out for this behavior and was not expecting it.

Did your training work on the roo you are holding or did the owners have to do the same proceedure with him? I'm just wondering if it matters who works with the rooster to get them to stop being aggressive?

Here he is, you can see his spurs in this pic.


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FAITH over fear!

ImageHaystack
Jun 24, 2010 10:43 AM CST
Name: Howie
Wa.
Invest in those you love and trust
Hi Wildflowers: What a pleasure to meet you. I always strongly suggest the person dealing with the rooster go through the proccess. Most often it works quickly, however if you study chickens you will notice with the flock that from time to time one will assert themselves while feeding, drinking or even mating and the more dominate will remind the subordinate to keep their place with a peck. If you watch chickens you will notice they will go to extreme measures only when gentle reminders don't work. Therefore I tell others that you may have to repeat the process a couple times for the hard headed rooster to get the message. I don't like to see mean measures with animals. I'd rather study them to understand how they operate. The wife that got badly spurred by this rooster did go thru the dominance process twice with me and the rooster. She was a little timid and the rooster sensed that. However that has been quite a while ago and she nor her daughter has had a problem with him since. I also suggest wearing the same clothing as much as possible so the birds recognize you and sing, yodle or make the same noise as you approach them so they aren't startled. I also use that process to stop roosters from fighting. When they don't get along I dominate both roosters in front of each other and the fighting stops...Good luck to you my dear and feel free to private mail me anytime if you want to...Haystack
Haystack
Imagewildflowers
Jun 24, 2010 11:20 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Thank you Haystack for all of your very helpful advise.

I have much to learn.
FAITH over fear!

ImageHaystack
Jun 30, 2010 9:50 PM CST
Name: Howie
Wa.
Invest in those you love and trust
Study your birds, spend time with them and they will teach you much more than I ever could...Hay

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Haystack
porkpal
Jun 30, 2010 9:59 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Neat picture, Haystack: sort of a still life.
Porkpal
Imagewildflowers
Jul 1, 2010 5:48 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I am learning much about chickens! Rolling my eyes.

They are something else. They follow me around like the dogs now. It's so funny.

All those "chicken sayings" have real meaning now Rolling on the floor laughing
FAITH over fear!

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