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2nd Roo that will have to go in the pot because he turned mean.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HippieChickyMama, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. HippieChickyMama

    HippieChickyMama In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2009
    Tecumseh, Kansas
    I have had two roos, a blue wyandotte and a jersey giant and the blue started going after my 4 year old everytime she went outside but the giant never bothered her so the blue went in the pot and it's been a couple months but now the giant is starting to go after her. We got 7 chicks from the feed store this spring and 6 turned out to be roosters, so I have 3 black austrolorp and 3 plymouth barred rock roosters right now. Too much testosterone in the yard for sure! We are going to put all but one rooster in the freezer including the giant who has turned mean. Can anyone suggest a rooster breed that won't pick on my little girl?
    Thanks. Oh, and she (my 4 year old) knows not to chase the birds because that makes roosters mad and that it is there job to protect the girls. I am bummed that the giant (his name is pilgrim) has started going after her, because I really don't want to eat him but now I have no choice. [​IMG]
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I am glad that you are getting rid of the mean roosters. How badly do you need a rooster? I myself, personal opinion, is that if you have small children, you should not have a rooster. In 3 -4 years, she will be much bigger, and not so much at eye level. I just hate the idea of trusting a testosterone rooster with a small childs eyes.

    I would butcher all of them, and wait a few years with just hens. MrsK
  3. noahsark

    noahsark In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2010
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
    I think Light brahma roosters are the gentlest you will find, they are so kicked back and mellow, and beautiful.
    Good luck
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I agree with Mrs. K. Take a few years off from having roos. It won't hurt the flock. In fact, your girls will be all the more beautiful without a roo's "attentions".
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    My kids love there cochin roo he is huge but sooo sweet
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Did she handle them alot as chicks? I have had more aggression problems with roos that were handled alot as chicks, as they see you (or whoever the handler is) as "one of the flock" and thereby a peer to be dominated...just a thought for the next time around...good luck! [​IMG]
  7. cindy99

    cindy99 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Tioga County PA
    My moms rooster used to chase people around. He was young enough to be trained though. Everytime he would come at somebody or peck at them (in a mean way) she would pick him up and carry him around. He was pretty aggresive. It was that simple with the silly thing. Now - he wants to sit on your lap the second you sit down. He pouts if you don't sit so that you can hold him! [​IMG] He is a real sweety now. Not sure if I would have done the same if I had a small child though... just putting it out there.
  8. HippieChickyMama

    HippieChickyMama In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2009
    Tecumseh, Kansas
    Thank you to all who have replied. I really appreciate all of your input. We have decided that all seven roosters will go in the stew pot, as well as our 8 obnoxious guinea birds, some of which are boys and getting mean too. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, one each Turkey Tom will go and then we will be boy free! My broodys haven't had any luck bringing an egg all the way to hatched chick anyway, and fertile eggs is the only reason we would need a roo so I guess it's okay if we don't have one. Perhaps when my little one gets a little bigger, we will get one of those brahma roos that was suggested. Oh, we do have a little banty rooster that I think we will keep unless he turns out to be an ass too. He's just a tiny little guy, and completely steers clear of all humans at this point. Again, thanks for all of the input....we are taking it all as golden and going with it.
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on a sensible resolution to what could become a serious problem. Kids first!
  10. jjparke

    jjparke Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Good for you. As soon as I realized that my kids couldn't be outside without me to protect them from a roo he went to the freezer. I will always choose my kids and their safety over anything. Especially something I can get that's fully cooked for $5.00

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