Thursday, April 2, 2009
When I was a child, our chickens ran free in our chain length fence. Every day after school, I would have to go through the fence to get into the house and every day this mean old rooster would chase and spur me. I was terrified to come home after school. I was the only person he would bother, and I couldn't figure out why. Eventually, daddy got tired of it, and he became supper. I think I know now why he bothered only me. I think it's because I was a kid, the smallest person there that he could bully.
We have a rooster now, that we got from Barb, because he was being a bully to her five year old. He's a gorgeous Easter Egger rooster. All the other roosters in the coop beat up on him and he runs and hides. He never really bothers my older son, or my husband and me. But, let my little one go in that fence and he attacks him almost every time. I don't want to have to get rid of him, but I don't want Hunter to feel scared going out there. The last time the rooster attacked him he left marks all over his back.
I don't really know why that one rooster does that. We have three other roosters who live in there, and they never bother my kids. If he doesn't stop attacking my son, he's either going to have to live in a small pen by himself or go to the auction. Anyone have any advice?
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