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Best roo to keep??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jhd9201, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. jhd9201

    jhd9201 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 six mo old roosters, one of which crowed today for first time. He is the meanest, starting fights etc. He is the one I like the least. He will try to peck my hands, face, etc. Anything really. He will chase the kids(3 and 4 yr olds) but I stand my ground and make the girls do the same. Anyway, one of the others is really laid back, shy. Doesn't get I to fights too much, if at all. The middle will, he will challenge the meanest of the 3, almost constantly it seems. Lol my question is which one is the one I should keep?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Eliminate the human aggressive cockerel, and then evaluate the behavior of the other two. Their personalities may change once the aggressive cockerel is gone.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This. Never, ever keep a bird that's aggressive to your littles. Kiddo eyeballs are irreplaceable, roosters are a dime a dozen.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I absolutely agree with the answers above.

    Get rid of that one, wait a while and see what happens.. then pick one. With kids involved would go ahead with the non-aggressive one.

    You might hear aggressive roosters are more fertile- not true. Ignore that if it happens to come up.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    All great advise! Mary
     
  6. jhd9201

    jhd9201 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great!! Thank you!!
     

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