We got our chicks last spring. We have 6 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 6 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 Aracaunas. We thought we had 6 Aracaunas but it turned out Cleopatra was actually Leo Patrick! Plus there are 4 old hens that no longer lay but are still with us. Leo had to go to the neighbors, who have over 200 chickens after he decided, at about 5 1/2 months, to attack me.... his Mom and Feeder! All of a sudden, Leo attacked me! I mean he was pecking my legs, flew up to my chest level and stuck my chest with his beak. He scratched up my forearms with his burrs and got between my feet and caused me to fall. He proceeded to jump on me and was pecking and scratching and making a horrible growling sound'! Needless to say, he scared me half to death.I finally got one good kick in and sent him rolling. He is lucky I was afraid to go near him or he would no longer be living. My husband made arrangements for the neighbor to take him. I understand Leo was placed with about 25 old hens that were not impressed with his behavior and they schooled him into being a very nice young! I had no idea he would or could attack like this. There will never be a rooster on my place again.
We have enjoyed the hens so much! they are friendly, love to be held and talked to. They are great layers and the eggs are wonderful! My married sons and my cousin are enjoying them for their families too!