Good morning all!
Well...our rooster, Bob, is just doing his job as a rooster, I guess, but he has become too aggressive and needs to go. For the first year, he was a great rooster. He was nice and gentle and you could pick him up and everything. In his second year, he became more aggressive. We tried picking him up each time he charged to let him know who was boss. We tried looking him in the eye (or that direction) to establish dominance. We tried a squirt bottle with water.
Then it happened. He spurred my husband so badly that it required a tetanus shot, 2 weeks of antibiotics and scarring. Since then, we won't let the kids go in the coop and we watch our backs when we have to go in.
He is good with the hens, but not so much with people.
He needs to go but we don't want him to be eaten. After all, he is just doing what roosters are supposed to do.
Does anyone know if there is a rooster rescue in Virginia? I live in Virginia Beach if that helps.