OK- you might think I am crazy but my rooster has shown no signs of aggression but has started mounting my 4 year old.
George is 21 weeks old and I have to say is a great rooster. He sleeps in till 6:30, is a great protector of this girls and for a beginner is a gentle mate- no lost feathers or bald spots even though we currently work a 3:1 hen to rooster ratio. He also lets them have first pick when I give treats. He has not shown any signs of aggression.
Just this weekend the boys (4 and 2 years old) were helping me feed the chickens they were in the coop with George, they were hand feeding him, no problems.
The first time it happened I was shocked and George got a swift kick from me, I though this is it for him. The second time it happened I realized George wasn't coming at him so much as mounting him just as he does the hens. Both feet on his back and biting the back of his head/neck. Or am I just a rooster idiot and this is "flogging". Or is George mating my toddler?
Just FYI- no blood drawn, just some scratches on his back.
Time to find a new home for George or should I get my son to fight back and maybe stop this?