Some more than others ... Orpintons have a gentle reputation. Rhode Island Reds are notorious for aggression ... but they are all individuals and it is a crap shoot.
Basically, they are bird to be aggressive. They fight each other for dominance of a flock and they fight off predators. A very gently young rooster can turn aggressive once the testosterone starts running through them.
BUT IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT! They are wired that way by nature. The 'bad' rooster is the one that isn't watching over his flock or picking on the hens or chicks.
I' not plugging it or anything, but I've dedicated my blog to dealing with my rooster. He's a jerk ... but I love him and he's VERY good to the girls!
This ... I don't have an answer for! But I wouldn't keep a rooster who attacked a hen and drew blood. Did he injure her accidentally while trying to mate?Just wondering if you know why a rooster who has always been docile ...he's a black australorp...would suddenly turn on one of the hens, that he has been with for about a year. He was really fighting her and had her bleeding, I removed her from the coop but Im wondering if this may be a sign that he is turning aggressive ?
No my husband said it looked like he would kill her. He left her once my husband went close to the fence. I dont think she was sick ...she was fine yesterdayThis ... I don't have an answer for! But I wouldn't keep a rooster who attacked a hen and drew blood. Did he injure her accidentally while trying to mate?