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post #61 of 62

No! Remove this rooster! If you read Temple Grandin's book, Animals in Translation, it shows proof that rapist roosters are the result of bad breeding, and letting them stay with the hens will just cause more aggressive roosters. They hurt the females, and don't grow out of it because it's in their genes. Please, remove the rooster for the sake of your hens!

post #62 of 62

Rapist roosters go into the freezer. End of story. It really sucks waiting 6+ months to find out your rooster is a monster who doesn't respect the hens. I just had to separate a BCM roo that I was hoping to mate to make more BCM and olive eggers. I heard my easter egger screaming during feeding time, and there he was on top of her, then he want after her again and the poor bird couldn't even get up. There was no dance, he was chasing her around, grabbing her by the back of the neck while she shrieked, and forcing himself on her back. Grabbed Mr. Rapist by the feet and out he went. He's in a box by himself until freezer camp time. If he were human he'd be in the ground right now.

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