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Hi, I have a cockerel which I hatched from an egg. We have four hens one of which I hatched too. He is very aggressive when you pick up a hen. Also, when I caught an escaped hen a put her back in the run, he went crazy and started chasing the hen around the run. He is still quite young and is about 9 months old. Will he grow out of it? He's bigger than the average cockerel and is quite scary now.
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There is never a good reason to keep a bad rooster.   If you think he is scary now -  he will probably get much worse.    There are so many good roosters looking for homes because  they are not allowed in many  areas.  It's a buyers market - with even show & breeding quality  at very reasonable prices.    Many people do not even keep roosters anymore unless they need "fertile" eggs to sell or hatch. Hens are very happy without a roo and will continue to lay the same amount of eggs  albeit non-fertile.

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Hi chickychucky! :welcome

I have had an aggressive rooster before. He would attack not only people, he also attacked one of our older roosters very badly.

I was thinking about getting rid of him but he was so beautiful that I had to try something! I started to show him who's boss, he then soon got over it. You should try that. 

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I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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post #5 of 8

Are old rooster started out aggressive and he never grew out of it. I hope you can figure him out!

 

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I agree with drumstick diva...there's no reason to keep an aggressive rooster. Not only could he severely hurt another bird or a human, you don't want to pass those traits down through offspring. Unless you need fertile eggs, I'd recommend getting rid of him.

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post #7 of 8

I agree that getting rid of him is the easiest answer - they can be more of a pain (literally) than they are worth. If you wish to have fertile eggs, i would suggest buying them and setting them.

 

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Thanks, he is a very handsome cockerel and is good at protecting the hens and their eggs. One of the hens has really nice eggs and is a mixed breed so I can't get another hen like her and I was thinking of breeding her. I will try to get him used to me handling the hens but if he carries on, I will get rid of him.😊
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