A rooster is seen as two things in the modern world: A alarm clock and an aggressive monster that preys on little kids at farm parks. This is not true. Roosters are calm and on alert for any danger. They can be vicious toward predators or opposing males. This means that if a cockerel is aggressive toward a human it is likely it feels threatened by them although this crazy rooster could think it is stronger and therefore is trying to dominate you as it would do to a weaker cockerel. Some young roosters are “aggressive” because they are feuded with testosterone.
Either way an so called mean rooster can be very annoying or worrying when your doing chores with a cock hanging from you but seriously here’s how you can tame your randy rooster…
- Never retaliate to a aggressive rooster just stay calm ( I know it’s hard not to run away when there’s a big copper Marans rooster with massive Spurs chasing you!)
- Firmly pick up your rooster with its head facing away from you and hold it.
- To establish dominance when your rooster mates with a hen pick him up and hold him again- this is performing what a domminant cockerel would do to a less dominant male.
Repeat the steps above it may take a month or two and if still you do have a rare persistent mean cockerel then try to rehome him or if this isn’t a option you may have to slaughter him.