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    So apparently my neighbors roosters like my place better than theirs and have decided to patrol my paddocks and fencelines. That was okay with me until this afternoon when I found them up around my barn and hay sheds---I dont know a thing about roosters but should I be concerned? Other than them roosting in my barn and pooping all over everything, what other harm could they do? Do they carry any disease that my horses could get sick from?

  • #2
    I have a rooster and hens around my barn and they don't cause harm to the horses.

    Their poop is gross, but great for the garden!

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    • #3
      Just watch them because sometimes you have to put a Rooster in his place. Periodically mine will decide I shouldnt be so close to him or his hens and he'll try to attack me. Usually a bit of yelling at him and chasing him reminds him whose in charge. So, if you find one fluttering at your leg do not be shy about saying that's not okay!
      www.rockhillfarm.net

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      • #4
        He'll peck your eyes out!! Just kidding.
        I'm not a CPA.

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        • #5
          My rooster decided to attack me one day. The second I turned my back he went for my legs. I had a feed bucket in my hand so I went bowling for roosters and got a strike. Sent him rolling head over heals. He hasn't tried it since. So if he goes for you... seriously put him in his place! They can spur you pretty good so don't be shy about sending a can of woop aass his way.
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          • #6
            No worries really with stray roosters. In fact, they'll make a major impact re: insect control. The only problems with roosters is if you have hens & they then want to start a harem. Then they may start to see you as an intruder - that's when rooster/human problems start. But other than that, I'd welcome a stray rooster.

            In fact, my hay/feed supplier in town has recently had a lovely solitary rooster show up when they're doing grain. I've seen him & he's quite lovely & definitely of an uncommon breed - I'm thinking a Spangled Hamburg. No one knows where he came from or if he even has a permanent home. But this is in the middle to town & right by the railroad tracks, so Lord only knows where he comes from.

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            • #7
              I have heard people with resident roosters walk around with a tennis racket at the ready.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                I have heard people with resident roosters walk around with a tennis racket at the ready.
                Tennis racket, feed bucket or tub, trash can lid, rake.... whatever is close at hand to hit the little bastids with.
                "We're still right, they're still wrong" James Carville

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                  I have heard people with resident roosters walk around with a tennis racket at the ready.



                  I still have that racket. You never know when a rooster will be up for a game of badminton.
                  Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                  Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                  -Rudyard Kipling

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JSwan View Post


                    I still have that racket. You never know when a rooster will be up for a game of badminton.
                    NOW I know why they call that shuttlecock a birdie!

                    Probably had the same Rooster issue develop in Golf, which also has a birdie. No groomed courses back when it started and kilts didn't offer much leg protection from a spurring Rooster! Ha Ha

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                    • #11
                      I have a blue plastic baseball bat!

                      Mine has got me on my legs twice. Huge blood blisters and a little blood. Butthead.

                      I have to be on my game around him!

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                      • #12
                        Enjoy them as long as they are not attack roosters. We always have one on our farm to get rid of the ticks - they are super for that!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bacardi1 View Post
                          No worries really with stray roosters. In fact, they'll make a major impact re: insect control. The only problems with roosters is if you have hens & they then want to start a harem. Then they may start to see you as an intruder - that's when rooster/human problems start. But other than that, I'd welcome a stray rooster.
                          I beg to differ. A solitary stray rooster can become an attack rooster just as easily as one with a harem.

                          Ask me how I know.....
                          Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sonesta View Post
                            I beg to differ. A solitary stray rooster can become an attack rooster just as easily as one with a harem.

                            Ask me how I know.....


                            Roosters are roosters, few are sweet little pets once grown and mature.
                            That is why most end up as friers when young.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sonesta View Post
                              I beg to differ. A solitary stray rooster can become an attack rooster just as easily as one with a harem.

                              Ask me how I know.....
                              That may very well be, but every bird is an INDIVIDUAL.

                              I've had several that grew up to be sweet lovable PETS - with harems & without. You never know, & can't generalize.

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                              • #16
                                Having roosters and chickens almost as long as owning horses(45+years), I have encounterd only 1 really nasty rooster. It was in my early years of chicken farming,and he was used as a soccer ball,etc because he would attack.

                                WHat I have found is they enjoy the engagement...they like the reprote, sorry about the botched spelling. They like the fight. You attack, and you get their attention.

                                My last rooster, I did not engage him, but would hold my ground, finally he gave up since I was no fun. I tried that on a few before him...the ones I nailed if they attacked me were more encouraged to attack, and the ones I just held my ground got bored.

                                Anyhow, I am partial to roosters. I do like them.
                                save lives...spay/neuter/geld

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                                • #17
                                  Holding your ground is all well and good, but when the b*st*rds sneak up on you and attack from behind, all bets are off.
                                  Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                    I have heard people with resident roosters walk around with a tennis racket at the ready.
                                    Who was it that posted about lobbing the rooster a few years back???

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                                    • #19
                                      Was that you JSwan???? Where is that thread!?

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                                      • #20
                                        Wow, I can't believe so many of you have mean roosters!

                                        As far as the strays, I'd welcome them. I keep a bunch more roosters then I need as they are great bug control, and eye candy. I've got, oh, I think 5 full grown roosters right now, and probably as many hatched this year running about (it was a good year for hatching pullets)

                                        I've never had a mean rooster. I'd guess it's how I raise them, as I get them from all over, in addition to hatching my own. Of course, I also eat chicken, so any that live to maturity are the ones who never fail to give me a respectful 5 foot berth (aka, hard to catch )

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