I have 4 chickens that I have raised from babies, one is a light brahama and they are all 5 months old now. Waiting for eggs to start. But me too this morning I discovered that my light brahama is a rooster. His first cockadoodle this morning sounded like a sick cough. I didn't want a rooster but I have had him since a baby and am hoping he will not be an aggressive rooster. He was histerical last night trying to get up on the table I put in there to put my nesting boxes and he is so big he couldn't make it. Now each night he does figure it out because he is there later in the evening when I go out but I was laughing so hard last night I went in the pen and lifted him up on the roost and told him not to expect that every night.
I am going to have to make my pen bigger as I cannot let them free range, bob cats, mountain lions, coyotes, etc. I enjoy the heck out of them, so do you all think I should try to keep him. He definitely has personality.