- Oct 28, 2008
Ok so just so everyone knows I run a NO KILL Homestead!!! Everyone lives out their days happy and healthy and I will not kill or eat any of my "babies". Ok so with that out of the way I have had chickens now for eight years and have had several roosters over the years.. unfortunately more than I have wanted. My current variety of roosters include an EE, Silver Spangled Hamburg, 2 white Silkie, 1 Black Silkie, black Japanese bantam, silkie/EE cross and a black cochin bantam. All of these have been hand raised and handled over and over especially as babies.. here is the dilemma the black cochin bantam is very aggressive with people and litterally attacks you because he is small he goes for your legs and runs and thumps you (usually from behind) This winter he got me above my boots and left a huge nasty bruise. He does not have sharp spurs they are more rounded and dull but still hurt none the less especially for his small size.. he packs a mean punch. I am figuring this will totally suck in the summer and I am down there in shorts. Can anything be done to modify his behavior. All my chickens live together and amazingly get along including all of these roosters. The SSH does chase him around and seems to be the head honcho of the chicken coop but I cant see just giving up on him..my father suggested leaving him out and hoping a predator would get him.. I can't do that either! It is as if I have taken an oath to my animals for better or for worse... but suggestions would be appreciated.