Hi there. I am new to chicken keeping and ordered 8 pullets from Backyard Chickens. I ended up with two roosters... one who became very aggressive and went after one of my children yesterday morning.
Needless to say, that was it and I harvested my first backyard chicken. I was very humane and loving and used the broomstick method. This was not done in front of the rest of the flock.
As he was becoming aggressive, I did notice the other more submissive and sweet rooster hiding often. Since the rooster is gone, my submissive rooster is acting strange and will not come out of his coop.
Is this behavior because there was a disturbance in the flock? Is this new rooster feeling stress because the flock is not "protected"?
The other chickens are oblivious and happy.