Roosters. You just never know what you’re going to get. They can be sweet, they can be sassy, and they can be downright mean. A mean rooster can cause a lot of issues on the homestead. They attack and cause harm to anyone who gets in their way. Now, this can be a great quality for flock protection from predators, but when it comes to you, or your children, it’s another story.
Even roosters that have been lovingly cuddled from a young age can end up as mean roosters. Their true personalities start to shine through after they’ve reached sexual maturity.
You might be asking yourself, “Why did my formerly cute and cuddly rooster suddenly turn so evil?”
It turns out, there are a lot of reasons this may happen. Our friend Jess over at 104 Homestead has all the answers in her article about mean roosters.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“I love my rooster, I really do. I hatched him out last winter. He’s a beautiful marans who was named Dottie Speckles until these odd tail feathers started appearing. He was then renamed Agador Spartacus, due to his feminine nature. For those who don’t know who Agador Spartacus is, I highly recommend the movie The Birdcage. Anyways, I had two roosters this spring to choose from and Agador won out for his kind and gentle disposition. That is until this past week…”
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