Well I might have to give that a try. So far the other cockerels I sold were all hand raised and super sweet. But Gump is our first full size rooster that we have hand raised. Maybe I should grow out a couple of more just to be safe. Lol!!! And try your method.
I say keep doing what your doing by showing him you are the boss. Back him in a corner and if he jumps at you smack in the face with the side blade of a machete.....
Well it was your machete wielding that made me ask the question!
He's peeping inside the egg!!!!
I can't believe he managed to internally pip! Thank goodness!!! This means if I had too, I could probably save him, now that he's internally pipped! I had to add water, so I peeked in and I was looking at a shadow that was moving a lot and I tapped on the egg and it started peeping like crazy!!! So I'll just let him be now and hope for an external pip by tonight! I've never heard an egg peep before!