One of our (sexed, of course) 6-week old chicks started crowing on Friday. S/he has been the dominant in our group of 6-7 week old chicks and has been growing rapidly but otherwise doesn't show any other overtly "boy" appearance differences. Except the crowing. Loudly. Frequently. We can't keep a rooster where we live, so are in the process of looking for a home since my kids are terrified that "Lucy", now renamed Luke, will become Sunday dinner.
This evening they dumped their water over in their freshly cleaned cage, so I was pulling out wet shavings and he started attacking me. Pill! I know roos can be aggressive, but at 6 weeks?!? Any ways to discourage such behavior, especially since we'd like to find him a long-term home? (I can see the ad - free to good home: Nasty young rooster)