Super aggressive roosters help

Chickycammy

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I sadly have 4 roosters. The oldest is an RIR at 3 years old and three 10-month-old Barred Rock brothers. None of them are together, all are in different coops and can't get to one another but they can see one another. My RIR was sweet but grumpy at times before I moved one of the Barrad Rocks into the empty coop near him. Now he'll attack me every time I enter into the coop, he's even breaking his female's eggs randomly. I've gotten to the point I've had to take him out to put food in the coop and gather eggs because he'll attack me.

The second aggressive rooster is on the other side of the yard, my aggressive Barred Rock and my sweet Barred Rock can see one another like the RIR/Barred Rock on the other side. Yet, instead of normally attacking me, this rooster will fly up, land on me and bite me. No kicking or flogging, just bitting and he even bite through my coop shoes (pretty much water shoes like you wear at the beach because I have ducks that love to make a mess of their coop) and I had to get stitches on my toe.

Why is my RIR suddenly aggressive and breaking eggs? Also, why is the Barred Rock biting me? Any ideas and advice would be great.

Note: The coops are large and have very large runs with them. I have a huge yard.
 
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birdofhermes

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if these were humans locked up in cages they would become aggressive so maybe that has something to do with it?
 

Chickycammy

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I can't answer your questions as to why your rooster and cockerels are becoming aggressive. I am wondering, though, why you are keeping them all?

My brother is planning on taking one soon, yet he's moving at the moment so it might be a bit and my grandfather's favorite rooster passed so he'll be taking another within 2 weeks. I'll plan on keeping just 1 Barred Rock and my RIR. I plan on mix breeding the Barred Rock with some of my other females.
 

Chickycammy

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if these were humans locked up in cages they would become aggressive so maybe that has something to do with it?

I used to have my flocks running free around my yard. Some neighbors of mine didn't like seeing them lose and we had fights about it. That led to them releasing their dogs while I was a work and those dogs killed half my flock. I took them to small claims court after it was all caught on my cameras around my home. Since then I keep them in very large coops so that I don't have to fear losing more.
 

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