Rooster Help!

coltsrox

Songster
11 Years
Mar 24, 2008
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Maggie Valley, NC
So 5yrs ago I got two chickens, 1 bantam barred rock rooster who grew up to be gentle as a lamb and then 1 bantam barred rock hen who was a bit flighty but bestfriends with the hen.
I went off to college and their area was then very condensed and a lady took care of them. Then last year out of the blue, the hen was found dead lying in her cage. This frusterated me becuz I wanted to know why she died, but I wasnt there so I didnt question it. I still had my rooster:)
Then this year, the lady complained he was getting violent with her so I switched him to a different friends place because I assumed he was getting cranky from not having a ton of area to run around and have a bestfriend. So he went to this place which is basically a farm, and became bestfriends with the hens and donkeys. He has been there but a week and they have enjoyed him, sending me updates and then today she sends me a email saying.
He attacked her yesterday, and her husband this morning. Apparently what he does is jump on the back of their legs and peck. I honestly am so confused because he has never done this before. and of course the first thing she says is:

"get rid of him"
I dont want too, what does that even mean? Does she even think about Like where would I even get rid of him? This is really hard for me being out of town and trying to work with it, because if I was there it would not be a big deal but she is scared of him now.

So what do my chicken experts say? Is it time for me to depart from my buddy? Or what can I do to prevent this from happening?

Thanks!
 

chfite

Songster
10 Years
Jun 7, 2011
2,171
125
236
Taylors, SC
My take on an aggressive rooster that cannot be trained otherwise is rehoming or freezer camp. I have one that seems to become more and more aggressive with each passing day. I work with him to keep it to a dull roar, but would ship him off to another person if it does't work out.

You are at a disadvantage by not being there to experience this for yourself. Too much dominance in a rooster is something that is commonly reported here.

Chris
 

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