roo vent

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Leah S, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Leah S

    Leah S Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so discouraged about my roo! Need to vent and thought I could do so here. I have get rid of my roo :( he is going after me and my kids. He is a good rooster, doing what he should be, being a good protector. ~sigh~ I really like him but can't have a bird that will eventually hurt one of the kids. We keep giving him chances but he keeps going after people. Today he tried to go after the baby.
    I know what needs to be done, but it's just a shame that it has to be done. I guess I will take care of him tomorrow, before he hurts someone.
    Thanks for letting me vent about it
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Aww, I'm so sorry. I've been through that before myself, with three roosters! Now I have a very nice Buckeye rooster who is polite and very nice to everyone. But he's also 2 years old. I wonder if age has to do with it, and if they mellow with age.....But I also can't take a chance with little grandchildren running around.

    You're doing the right think, in my humble opinion.
    Sharon
     
  3. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is also a concern of mine. I got 4 roosters with my order of chicks with the intent to cull down to the best rooster. I cant wait too long because I plan on using the culled roosters as broilers. I just hope the one I decide to keep doesn't go mean on me. I cant have that. If he doesn't work out, he'll have to go and Ill have to introduce a new one to the flock.
    I'm sorry about your boy. I know its got to be hard ridding yourself of a bird you are a little attached too.
     
  4. Leah S

    Leah S Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wha happens if you wait too long? my guy is almost a year. is there a point that you can't eat them anymore?
     
  5. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get tough, Under a year and you can still use him as a roaster IMHO, After that he becomes a stewing chicken and chicken and dumplings are mmm-mmm good. so its not too late.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You're making the right decision as he is not a good rooster. A good rooster will protect the flock, yet not be people-aggressive. The crockpot is a good solution to a tough chicken. We pressure-can our old hens that are no longer laying. It tenderizes them nicely. Just a thought, but maybe if you replace him you could find an adult rooster.
     

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