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Help! I Have A Rooster Chasing Me!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 01:49:38 AM »
This is never a pretty sight, especially if he is chasing a little kid.  After all a big rooster can be 1/2 as tall as a toddler.  At any rate, don't tolerate the agression.
 
If he's following you, that's because he associates you (rightly) with food.

However, if he is flying at you, that's aggression.

Kicking at him (a normal human reaction) doesn't teach anything, it just
returns the aggression.

You can usually "teach" him who's higher in the pecking order (right
now, he thinks he is) by catching him, then forcing him to the ground (gently, of course, but
firmly) and "covering him" with your body, the way he would "cover" a hen he's breeding. Hold him there for a few minutes until he stops struggling, then let him go and you get right back up.
You might have to do this a few times over a few days, but eventually
he'll take the hint and stop flying at you. If he doesn't, your next option should be the
soup pot.

We don't tolerate aggression in any of our animals.
I have no interest in tending a creature that is trying to hurt me and
mine.

As someone on another list put it: "Be nice, or be tasty".

When we have kids visiting, I want to be absolutely sure that our
animals will NOT attack them...but we watch the kids to make sure
they're not tormenting or provoking the critters either. It works both
ways...the animals have to know that you will protect them as well.
Fair is fair, after all.

My opinion, for what it's worth.......Wayne


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