How Do You Deal with An Aggressive Rooster?
by Dale Morgan
this is my first post on this forum. I have recently moved to 2 acres in Healesville in Victoria, Australia. Lovely place for those who don't know it. We have 11 hens and a rooster so far.
I have nearly always had chickens but only a few as we always lived in the suburbs. So now we have the opportunity to have a few more and maybe some other animals like sheep, goats and pigs.
I do have a question though.
The rooster I picked up from Freecycle is young and also a bantam. My hens are mostly huge, isabrown crosses I think. He tries to mate with them but is physically unable due to him being so small. He is a good rooster in other areas, calling the hens when he finds food and sheperding them to and from the hen house and warning them of danger but he is aggressive to me and mine.
I didn't want a bantam originally and was unaware he was one when I agreed to take him. Anyway is there anything I can do to curb his aggressive behaviour to me?