Very interesting read. In my years of chicken keeping, I've had one mean rooster. One. And he's part of last year's batch. I found (am finding?) it hard to deal with or even wrap my head around. Funny how new things can do that to you!
I will get a flag tomorrow and try this with him. He's a big golden Wyandotte, so he packs a bit of a punch (kick?), but a little boot, or six, and some aggressive walking finally gets him retreating.
Thank you for writing this article. I will try and remember to update, for reference.
I have always been afraid of roosters, and since our "hen" started to crow, I have been looking for a way to live peaceful with him. He had just start challenging me so I was looking for some idea or something try. This is worth the read and will give it a try.
What a great article, Beekissed! I look forward to using your info to show my flock my position. Carrying a rooster around never made sense to me but your info really seems to "Speak" the language. Thanks