@birdman55 Very cool! I hope someday I can talk my hubby into letting me get a peacock! :)
I have a question for everyone! I have sort of a dilemma, So I have this rooster named Rico. We didn't raise him but we got him when he was about 5 months old. He has ALWAYS been sooooooo sweet to my hens and chicks. He is very nice to us when we bring him in like when he had frost bite, he was in for a few weeks. Anyways, he is my first rooster ever so I have nothing to compare it to. But he just wont stop acting like he is going to charge us, or actually spurring my husband and I. Its not always...just if he thinks we are going to pick him up, or if we walk to fast around him. I just don't like that I feel like I have to watch my back all the time.
I hatched a rooster this last fall, and Big Roosty is about 7 months old. He is never mean to my husband or I. He is really super sweet. Problem is that he is not the most gentle when mounting the hens. He will mount them and continue to stand on their backs even after mounting them. Its like he doesn't realize he is standing on them. So maybe that is something that will go away? Rico didn't ever go after him, but now he is. Rico has spurs, big Roosty does not, yet but they are coming.
Should I try to remove Rico's spurs? Rehome Rico? Separate them? I just need some advice from some seasoned rooster owners? I really like Rico being sweet to my hens, and I like Big roosty because he is sweet to us, and most of the time to the hens. I dont think I could eat Rico, so this would need to be the last and very last option. Thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice!