Considerations for Keeping a Rooster - Page 5
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I'm so glad to hear that doing that has helped you....didn't work with mine unfortunately. I would carry him around first thing in the morning for about a half hour, sit with him watching the girls, talk to him...then for about the same amount of time when they were heading in for the evening. He would be docile for about 30 seconds after hitting the ground and then come right back at me with blood in his eyes. I'm still heartsick that I finally had to rehome him but his hatred of me made it a little easier. The lady I gave him to said I should have never "babied" him....that it was part of why he acted out like he did. I dunno....I kinda think he was just mean.
I have five flocks and I am finding out genders of one but I have had five roosters as well two are (in the woods) one older one is unfertile a younger one can't mix with just any flock and one is shy.
So yup Autralorps are aggressive, Orpingtons aren't, Delaware dorkings are shy, and New Hampshire red's are stressy. I have a hard time figuring out some breeds.