Are roos really "that" mean?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LivingFate, May 19, 2008.

  1. LivingFate

    LivingFate In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    New to chicks, still have no clue the sex of my chicks. But it seems from what I've read Roos seem to be more mean or aggressive? Does that seem to be correct or am I reading to much into certain posts?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    All have different personalities, some are sweet - some mean........

    My little guy is one that can be mean, he has attacked my children a few times, never drawn blood - but he flies and knocks them - not over as he's pretty small... but it upsets the kids.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's not the best predictor of gender in chicks, that's for sure.

    Some roos are very laid back, others more aggressive, but true 'fiesty-ness' may not materialize until sexual maturity.

    My roo is a silkie and he's definately NOT the most agressive chicken out there - gets beat up all the time by the larger hens...
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    I think that it definately depends on your roo. If handled from when they are young, I have found that the roos are almost more fun than the hens! They have such cute personalities and are also beautiful to look at! I have had 4 roos, and all of them have been very sweet even though we only raised one from a chick.
  5. LivingFate

    LivingFate In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    Ok I was starting to get nervous of roos. SO just try to handle the chicks alot and hope for good personalities! [​IMG]
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    I have an EE roo that trys to attack me a few times every day....a real battle to get him to lay off..... but he's sooo good with the hens. A really good protector...and that's why he's still here. Then, I have a partridge rock roo that is over a year old and has never gone against me or anyone else, but, he does nothing for the hens. He's just so h*rny that my hens are so afraid of him. Now, he's locked up from free ranging with the hens. They were both hand raised by me. You get what you ever strong their instints are.
  7. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Well, some roosters are mean, but some are made that way. Most well bred fowl will not be mean. If you do get some showing signs of being mean, you might want to read this article on Manfighting Roosters on my site HERE . Good luck!
  8. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I have an extremely laid back Roo now but a few years ago I did also have a mean one. I think that I give this one more attention then I ever did the other and I hope that has helped his attitude. He is very good guard for the ladies but he is also wonderful to have around.
  9. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    i think it all depends on the roo. my neighbor had one who was crazy and attacked everyone who came by. mine is pretty funny, he doesn't do much but protect his girls.

    he has acted like he might 'get' me a few times, i've just swatted him with a bucket/purse/fly swatter, whatever i had in my hand and he slinks away and sulks. i think he was being playful more than anything but i didn't want to take the chance.
  10. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Yup... they all have different personalities and .. being hand raised doesn't guarantee a sweet adult Rooster.

    We held our Roo every day and loved him like the girls. The girls are as sweet as they can be and still love to be picked up and cuddled. When he reached maturity he became very aggressive and we had to rehome him as he was attacking our children. He was a GREAT protector of his girls though. I wanted to keep him but my children come first.

    We ordered another Roo this year and hope to get a "nicer" boy.

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