Agressive cockerel

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickychucky, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. chickychucky

    chickychucky Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi, I have a cockerel which I hatched from an egg. We have four hens one of which I hatched too. He is very aggressive when you pick up a hen. Also, when I caught an escaped hen a put her back in the run, he went crazy and started chasing the hen around the run. He is still quite young and is about 9 months old. Will he grow out of it? He's bigger than the average cockerel and is quite scary now.
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    There is never a good reason to keep a bad rooster. If you think he is scary now - he will probably get much worse. There are so many good roosters looking for homes because they are not allowed in many areas. It's a buyers market - with even show & breeding quality at very reasonable prices. Many people do not even keep roosters anymore unless they need "fertile" eggs to sell or hatch. Hens are very happy without a roo and will continue to lay the same amount of eggs albeit non-fertile.
  4. Hi chickychucky! [​IMG]
    I have had an aggressive rooster before. He would attack not only people, he also attacked one of our older roosters very badly.
    I was thinking about getting rid of him but he was so beautiful that I had to try something! I started to show him who's boss, he then soon got over it. You should try that.
  5. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2015
    Central Oregon
    Are old rooster started out aggressive and he never grew out of it. I hope you can figure him out!

    Also Welcome to BYC!
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I agree with drumstick diva...there's no reason to keep an aggressive rooster. Not only could he severely hurt another bird or a human, you don't want to pass those traits down through offspring. Unless you need fertile eggs, I'd recommend getting rid of him.
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I agree that getting rid of him is the easiest answer - they can be more of a pain (literally) than they are worth. If you wish to have fertile eggs, i would suggest buying them and setting them.

  8. chickychucky

    chickychucky Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    Thanks, he is a very handsome cockerel and is good at protecting the hens and their eggs. One of the hens has really nice eggs and is a mixed breed so I can't get another hen like her and I was thinking of breeding her. I will try to get him used to me handling the hens but if he carries on, I will get rid of him.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016

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