He is a really good rooster. Because of you, friends, I realize this is the time of year that he just might want to act this way. I like it because I am, again, free-ranging them for a portion of the day. He is somewhat up set also because I separated the RIR from him into that recently built coop. He was tearing the heck out of their backs while riding them. Those two typically go off by theirselves when everyone is allowed to free-range. So I gave them their own home.
So anyway, he did his thing when I went out to the RIR and I picked up one of his ISA's. Kind of to provoke him into the behavior. I scooped him up, held him, stroked him, talked to him, laid him on his back, did the whole process again and put him down. I forgot to crow or shout at him. When he got down he started in all over again, only not as aggressive. So I scooped him up and did the whole procedure again and when I put him down I shouted I am the boss! Don't bite the hand that feeds you! Then I walked toward him, going past to do something else, not looking at him. It worked. I kind of like holding him and petting him.
Got my first Chicken magazine today and I have learned alot from it already. Hobby Farms Chickens. I am also getting Cappers Farmer and Mother Earth. Do any of you read and recommend magazines that would be beneficial to this hobby.? Thanks for all your wisdom Ralphie and Bogtown. Next time I will carry him around while I do some of those chores Bogtown. He is a good rooster and I would hate to loose him.
I read almost all of those magazines as well, and drool over the tractors and other gear.
There are good roosters out there who don't attack. Those who choose to behave that way with is make a tasty soup.
My daughter is finally comfortable walking around the yard without a bat.