I did not really want a rooster, but, he is small and keeps a close eye out for Hawks and other critters.
My Buffs are very affectionate and love to be held and petted. The rose comb minds his own business and is no trouble, but, is not overly friendly. I do not know how old he is but he does crow and has begun to mate with the hens.
All had been well until a few days ago when I went to let them out to free range and to feed them. The rooster began following me and flying up against my leg. He did not hurt me, but, would not stop flying at me.
Every time I have gone out to be with the hens or to take care of them since then, the rooster puffs up and flaps his wings at me. If I turn my back he flys against my leg. I have small grandbabies that play with my chicks. I don't want a rooster that might hurt them.
I have read about aggressive roosters in general and some say put him into the stew pot. Some say ignore him and he will stop. Still others advise to sweep him around with the broom until he gets the idea.
I am at a loss. I don't know anything about this breed or about roosters since I have never had one. He is so small, can he hurt me or the grands? Can I teach him to leave us alone? Do I ignore him? Smack him? Help!