Rooster Aggression Questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gilbird, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    With a toddler around I agree you definitely shouldn't keep him. I hope if you try a rooster again in the future it works out better!
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    Glad it helped. I hear you.... a bad rooster sucks all the fun out of things.
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I don't have anything to add except that I raise my cockerels similar to BantyChooks. As soon as I figure out who the cockerels are, I quit handling them, make them move if I feel like it, and don't back down. I have yet to have an aggressive cockerel since I started doing this. (We'll see how this year goes. Ordering some straight run birds so I can get some for the freezer.)

    I agree that with a toddler, you don't want to keep this guy, and you might even want to wait a few years until the little one isn't so little anymore.
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  4. RWise

    RWise Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    I would also be getting rid of him, cant have the kids afraid in their own yard! I cage all cocks as soon as they enter puberty, select what I wish to see older and process the rest. Maybe the kids would be enthused over a plate of rooster and dumplings!

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