Stupid Rooster....and a question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ehlena99, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Ehlena99

    Ehlena99 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2013
    I have a rooster that I hand raised. We had 2, got rid of one, and had had no problems (well, they were fighting over a hen, but besides that....) until the second rooster left. That was 3 weeks ago. Since then the 1 rooster has attacked my friend and I twice. I mean full out attacking, wings, feet, claws, neck puffed out, etc. He will be leaving us, because although I would like a rooster, I do not want that. Are some roosters just mean??

    The question: Since I have done a lot of research reading about chickens I think I would like to expand to include some heritage breed chickens. I know they won't lay as much, but I think it's important to keep those breeds and expand them.

    Which heritage breeds would you suggest for eggs and good behavior? I would hope to have a couple of hens and a rooster to go with my 5 Red stars, 1 black star and 1 barred rock hen.


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