new rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kuntry Klucker, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    we have a new rooster that was given to us by our neighbor. he is young does not have his tail feather in or
    his spirs(sp) yet. We are in the completion stages of our chicken coops and will get hens once that is done.
    he seems to be okay with my husband and i but does not like our kids. he flew in the face of both our kids
    last night. i was just wandering what made him decide to be okay with us but not like our kids at all?
  2. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    He was probably just trying to pick on someone closer to his size.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    How big are your kids? Roosters can do serious damage to a child. Do not tolerate that behavior. If he is mean to them, get rid of him. They will often act aggressive in order to be the top bird, and they see children as smaller, less aggressive than an adult. A small child can be very vulnerable to a rooster.

    I see that you are just getting started, and having chickens can be fun. But a child can be scared pretty badly and then it is no fun. They can also be scratched pretty badly. If your children are quite small, say under 5 years of age, I would not have a rooster. It is just too dangerous. IMHO.

    Be careful. mk
  4. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    our children are 5 and 6 years old. we are in the process of building a chicken pen, till it is completed they
    are not allowed to go in the back yard. our backyard is fenced in with a 6 ft. wood fence so the rooster
    is in a closed off area. when my husband gets the pen completed and the rooster is in the pen then
    we will let them in the backyard again.

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