Originally Posted by summerb123
My rooster Oscar is a year old and a week ago his attitude started to change! he use to be very mellow and nice to the ladies, but something has changed! we put are chickens on poultry vitamins and finally has sickle feathers, and I guess a newly found attitude ! And NO, I'm NOT sending him off to freezer camp! He has attacked my sister 2 times charged me so many times I cannot count! He is not letting the hens have any food, just hogging it all for himself. He with the hens will fight over treats! and if I give a treat to the hen I'm the one he goes after until he gets food! can anyone help me with this behavior! I will not tolerate it any longer!
He is a nice looking rooster, but do you really want to put up with this kind of behavior? Besides being dangerous to you and your family, he is probably taking the fun out of raising chickens. IMO, confining this rooster will make him not only miserable, but even more aggressive.
I also agree w people on this thread who say his offspring is most likely going to be aggressive.
If you are really against killing him, you may want to place him in an enclosure away from the hens. Seeing and hearing the hens without being able to be with them will only make his life more miserable. I would personally either give him away with full disclosure of his bad behavior or humanely have him killed.
Best of luck with whatever decision you make.