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Old 10-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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I let our birds out every morning so they can free range about the house during the day.
The last couple of weeks our cockerel has developed a rather mean habit of attacking me when i let the out in the mornings. I have no idea what I'm doing to upset him. All the other hens and happy and follow me about when I out in the garden in hope of food. He's doing it more and more, and actually came at me 3 times this morning. It's not that it hurts I'd just rather he didn't. any suggestions?



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Old 10-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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I'd take a broom with, or a stick, I had some Roos do that to me, and it only got worse, I had 4 since July that had to be shot, well 2 went to a farm, 2 got shot..hope it gets better



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Old 10-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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He sees you as competition for his "women." I'd try a squirt bottle and give him a good shot in the face every time he got sassy. See if that helps calm him down a bit. Shot in the dark but it works with my hens when they get to being sassy mean. They learn they are not the boss.

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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Of he understands that you pose no threat to his ladies, he will not attack.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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Thank you for you're replies. I'll be sure to keep my wits about me tomorrow morning and give him a good whack is he tries anything...

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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Leave him in one morning and all the others out if he does not listen that carry a small twig with you to teach em a lesson haha

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I always stuck my foot up when one of my roosters would try to charge me...he always stopped....but he went a little to far one day and he was punted like a football..and I must say ..he never came at me again...LOL

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I used to do the foot thing too. Never kicked. Never needed any more than that either.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #10
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I am going through the same thing with my rooster. He is so fiesty in the mornings and comes out of the coop ready to attack. I make him wait in the coop, seeing me move around in the yard and I put the food out before I let him out. I also placed sticks strategically around the yard, so he can't catch me without the stick. Just in case I need to back him off. Even the hens don't want to be near him in the morning. lol

Do you hold him? I had to net mine (too fast to catch) then hold him. I also had to hit him with the stick and stand tall. Just enough to get his attention, not enough to hurt him. I earned some respect and he has left me alone for like a week, then he tried again, but he didn't get me, I had to kick over a small table and scare him.

I think he watches me and waits for me to be occupied, then he moves in, ninga like and pecks me. The forum is very cull the rooster, but I am trying to rehabiliatate him by spending some time with just him everyday. Although if he ends up hurting me or my family, the decision will have to be made. Good luck!!



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