I last posted on Thursday about one of my roosters, named Muffin, who attacked me. I was concerned about his attitude, and didn't want his bad behavior to continue or get any worse. I was afraid of Muffin after he attacked me, and I certainly don't want to be afraid to go near my chickens. I've raised the chickens since they were 1 day old, I hate to think one of them could be mean to their human "momma hen".
The good news is that he hasn't attacked me again. I was wearing a bright orange shirt on the day he attacked me, and I came into "his area" suddenly. Quite a few hens ran up to greet me, clucking and asking me to pick them up. I think Muffin was defending his ladies from me, the orange shirt monster. Below is a pic of Muffin (on the left) on that Thursday, flapping his wings, all full of himself. Muffin's brother, a rooster named Brownie, is on the right. Brownie was just trying to get out of the way of Muffin.
Muffin is in the center, giving me the evil eye. Orange shirt monster better get out of his territory! Brownie is in the back, watching the scene closely.
The big tough rooster.
I've given Muffin lots of opportunities since then ~ I go out and walk around the chickens often, talking to them, picking up the hens and carrying them around. But Muffin hasn't tried to attack me again. This doesn't mean he doesn't have it in him, but he hasn't been outwardly aggressive again. I've tried to pick him up and carry him around, but he runs from me when I go toward him now. Maybe now he knows I'm the boss.
And I will not wear that orange shirt near him again!