Does anyone have an australorp roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DanEP, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had to rehome my bo roo a couple of weeks ago cuz he wouln't stop attacking the mil.
    Iv'e been thinking about getting some aussie girls in the spring and thought I might try a roo again I do miss the crowing,but I would pass on the aussie roo if I'm probably going to get another butthead and try some other breed. I would like to hear from someone with experiance as to general temperment. I know their all different but would at least like a fighting chance at a good roo.


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    Man I wish I could type and spell check would be nice to!!!
     
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  2. pastrymama

    pastrymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 19 week old BA roo. at first, he was sweet as pie. i could hold him forever! then the devil came out and he started biting the **** out of me as he got bigger. so i started knocking him around and he stopped. i don't even attempt to pick him up or pet him. i don't let the kids near him. we leave him alone and everyone is happy. let's hope it stays that way. i am keeping an eye on how fast his spurs grow because i sure will be cutting those things off!
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I have an Australorp. He is fantastic.
    I was afraid he'd start getting full of himself so I followed Gritsar's
    rules for rooster submission.
    It did not take much walking him before he decided that the people were in charge. He is very good to the girls. AND HE"S SO PRETTY! [​IMG]
    Let me see if I can find that for you.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=4810
     
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  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't want a lap chicken for a roo I just don't want kujo with feathers.If he stays outa my space I'll stay outa his as long as he's good to the girls and doesn't attack we'll get along just fine.
     
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  5. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got 3 BA roos there only 6 weeks old ATM though, but ill tell ya my mutt roos that are i think a year old other than they wount let me get near them are sweet as pie to the other chickens
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a great Australorp roo, very good to his ladies, not friendly to me but also no attacking at all, just minded his own business. He was HUGE. Died defending his ladies against a fox. No ladies were harmed.
     
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  8. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ddawn thats just what i'm looking for. I dont care if he likes people as long as he doesn't attack(or chase the mil) like the last roo.

    thanks Dan
     
  9. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young Australorp rooster who is a good flock leader: keeps his eye out for trouble, not to rough on the hens, finds treats for the hens, and doesn't punish his younger rival, a young BO Rooster, too much. He can be a little flip with me, shoulder down and an occasional peck on the foot - but I just laugh and carry him around a little while when he does that. He's the easiest bird in my flock to pick up and handle.
     
  10. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It occurs to me that I'd LOVE a roo that chased my mother in law around. Just sayin' [​IMG]
     

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