New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LePeep1, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. LePeep1

    LePeep1 New Egg

    Oct 29, 2016
    My name is Jami and I live in the mountains just outside of Albuquerque.
    My daughter brought home five chicks from her science class and our adventure began.
    We have four hens and a rooster. The hens came from a hatchery and the Roo was an incubator chic hatched at school. He is a beautiful big guy and has always been friendly until recently... He's starting to become aggressive, over protective I guess.
    They are six months old and our smallest, Twizzel has just laid her first egg. She is a Frizzel mix, she's all white with a big cotton ball tail and feathered feet. She much smaller than the rest. She's very sweet and has a funny personality. She is the first to lay an egg...Le Peep the Roo was in the coop while she was laying, pacing around nervously. He seems to be very protective and has recently starting charging at us while they are free ranging during the day. I'm becoming nervous to go outside. My daughter usually grabs him and holds him for a few minutes seems to work for her but he jumped on my legs the other day while I was standing still. Scared me but didn't break my skin. I think he didn't like my slippers. I won't be wearing them again. Any suggestions to put him at ease?
    I'm looking forward to being a part of this site.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Jami, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Mean roosters don't get much favorable press on BYC. Most will advise seeing if you can rehome him. Others will say introduce him to your family as a chicken dinner (which is what may happen if you rehome him). I don't think it was your slippers he was reacting to...he's just getting too big for his britches. Here is a link to the rehoming forum (although I think you may have to have logged 20 or 25 post before using it).
    And in this link find the NM thread if you'd like to chat with local chicken folks
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  3. LePeep1

    LePeep1 New Egg

    Oct 29, 2016
    Thanks for the information. Saddens me to think this may be the case.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I had a mean rooster, sold him to someone whom wanted to breed him and didn't care about tempermant, got eaten by her LGD pup two months later. I hope you enjoy BYC!!
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I am sorry about your aggressive rooster. I once had a mean rooster that I had to rehome. I am glad I did rehome him though, he is now in a great home.
    If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to ask or just hop right over to the Learning Center. Have a wonderful time on BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Never a good reason to keep a bad roo! There are many good roosters that desperately need homes or will end up getting eaten. On the BYC buy,sell,trade forum you can often find a number of breeds - listing good roosters for very reasonable prices or even free if you can go by and pick them up, rather than ship. These even include show/breeding quality'

    Restrictions prohibiting roosters in many areas, is what causes so many to be given up. Then of course there are mean ones that people take for free and invite to dinner.

    Aggressive roos are especially damaging to young children because they are so close to the ground. You can learn to love a nice rooster the same as a bad one. The bad one isn't your fault.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. LePeep1

    LePeep1 New Egg

    Oct 29, 2016
    Thank you! [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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