My roo must go :(
I am so disappointed, my Welsummer roo Charles who I love dearly flogged my 5 year old daughter today. Fortunately she had long pants on and he didn't jump too high. She was helping me herd him into the coop at the time and I'm sure took her for a competing roo since she is not very tall. He has always had the best behavior with me and the kids, I have always been careful to show my dominance and believe he respected me as head roo. He is one year old and lately has had spring fever, overly mating the girls (drawing blood on the head of one of my buff orps) and crowing incessantly whenever we are out in the backyard.
Normally I coop him when the kids are playing so the neighbors don't get too annoyed but this flogging business pushed me over the edge! Fortunately I have a friend w/a farm that has a passion for roosters, so he has a home to go to. I am just really bummed out right now.
We are hatching some silkies soon so maybe we will find a nice roo out of the group that will work out.