Roo went after my 5 year old.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hawtchick, May 11, 2009.

  1. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happened today......
    My husband wants to post him on craigslist, if he's not gone in day or 2 he's getting it. Stewpot or mother nature's way.
    I have never had to cull, but I draw the line at my daughter.
    He goes after DH and I multiple times a day.....used to adore my daughter, but he just burned that bridge.

    What are the chances anyone will want a rooster from craigslist???

    My daughter is fine by the way.....a little sad about the rooster having to go, but she knew those were the terms.[​IMG]

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just placed a rooster via craigslist, but he's only about a month old and really, really not aggressive. I guess it'll depend a lot, but as someone (very wise) here said: 90% of roosters have a job to do on the table instead of in the coop, and putting up with aggressive behaviour's not doing anyone any favors. And this way you can find yourself a *good*, good tempered rooster and save HIM from the table.
     
  3. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya know the thing makes me the most mad is that 6 weeks ago he was attacked and clinging to life and I nursed him back to health......this stinks!!
     
  4. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It really, really does. I have a hard time because I REALLY prefer the personalities of roosters. Which makes it god darn hard to think about culling and eating them. They just seem to have more *there* than hens -- (to me!) -- which are sweet but a little boring (my opinion only).

    I really wish I could give you some suggestions. I'm a parent too and know that my kids have always been my line too. Doesn't make it stink any less, for sure.
     
  5. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feel that way...He had a good life up until....
     
  6. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Becky....
    Would you actually eat one of your own roos?
    I have a terrible time thinking of that....ugh!
     
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  7. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got an australorp roo out of 8 sexed chicks and had to sadly put him on craigs list. the neighborhood probably wouldn't tolerate him, though we'd have loved to keep him around. it was a drag because he was nice and was my BF's favorite "hen". anyway the rooster got adopted by a no-kill ranch in about 15 minutes. now he's happily free-ranging with a flock of goats and turkeys out in the country, and our henhouse is a sapphic paradise.
     
  8. ChickensInTheNorthWoods

    ChickensInTheNorthWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently had to cull my rooster (much to my daughters dismay)[​IMG]
    he was almost a year old and suddenly started attacking my son and would fly up into my face whenever I was near the hens. I finally drew the line when my daughter was getting eggs and he attacked her.
    I enjoy having a rooster and really miss the crowing so we picked out a rooster sexlink and hopefully he will behave himself. Every rooster we have had has gotten lots of human interaction so it's not from lack of attention.
     
  9. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think I MIGHT be able to eat one of them, but I absolutely could not kill them or butcher them. My husband would have to do it, and I'd probably have a good hard crying jag about it to boot. I love my kids, but I also love my pets and my roosters ARE pets to me more than the hens, which are livestock. I guess because I get roos expecting them to be around for a while, and doing a job similar to mine in being protectors.
     
  10. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:...did you find him on craigslist?
     

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