Comments On - When Roosters Attack

I want to get hens and a rooster but I had no idea roosters can be so violent towards humans. Is this common with roosters?
Melissa, Hawkins, TX
Posted: 11/6/2012 5:01:38 PM
Audrey, So Mr. Mabel is showing off again. Hopefully you can make him understand that you are a provider and not a threat to the yard. He's been kind of a nuisance for some time. More roosters end up in the soup pot because of the attitude than not. I hope he changes his ways before it's too late. Thanks for always sharing your chicken yard soap opera. :0)
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 9/25/2011 6:51:57 AM
You can always revert to the warning about introducing him to "the Colonel." I hear that's the big motivator among our feathered friends.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/22/2011 10:32:06 AM
I had a beautiful Light Brown Leghorn rooster who would attack if he thought I was late with breakfast (this before the advent of an automatic feeder). He was an average bird for his breed, so not especially heavy, but attacked spurs-first. I had no idea what had happened until the blood started leaking down my leg from two puncture holes in my shin (which left scars). After the second attack that drew blood, where he jumped high enough to hit me in the wrist with his spurs (I was carrying my hairless dog for her own safety at the time), he moved into a "secure holding facility". I kept him for a while longer as he was beautiful breeding stock, but eventually decided against continuing with such an "angry" line. Dinner is served...
Jess, Queen Charlotte, BC
Posted: 9/19/2011 3:44:57 PM
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