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I'm sorry you had to do what you did, but you did the right thing. I'd have done the same. I recommend bantam cochins. The roos I've seen from that breed have mostly been all gentle.
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You did the right thing. I had a rooster go after one of my hens that was recooperating from a wound suffered from a predator. He was not nice anyway in general, and like yours was rough on the ladies. I immediately grabbed him, and he became dinner. I heard later not to do this in front of the flock, but they seemed a lot happier after. 

 

We have a barred rock rooster that is wonderful. we hatched another one and he is wonderful, although a cross breed now. But he replaced our then second one who was super sweet then turned mean.

 

Our first rooster stared out sweet then turned mean and we found him a new home.

 

I really think it is hit and miss with any breed, but I am not a breed expert. We just hit and miss till we get one that gets along with everyone. It is not easy. 

 

Tomorrow we are adding a new young rooster which will make three, he needed a new home, so it will be interesting to see how he does. But I am not going to kill and eat a rooster again. I found a guy nearby who loves roosters and has a lot of hens, which was really lucky to find this guy. I always worried about who was taking my roosters then just eating them. Not a lot of meat on roos. And a lot of work cleaning them. 

 

I feel your sorrow, but you did the right thing. :) Your ladies will be happier now. Time to start with a new roos.

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