For your Sunday morning viewing pleasure, I present a video of me shamelessly taunting Sherlock the rooster through my office window...
He's such a handsome boy. I hope he doesn't get eaten. He goes over the fence every morning and hangs around our garden all day.
Here he is, announcing his manly presence to all and sundry.
He does respect me. I handle all our roosters regularly, whether they like it or not. I also boot them off the hens if they try to mate in front of me. I read a good article on bringing up nice roosters, and these techniques have worked for me. You gently show them who is the boss rooster. So far I haven't had any problems with any of my roosters attacking humans, and I want it to stay that way!
Sherlock wasn't too impressed when I picked him up last night, and sank his beak into the arm of my jacket, but I held him and stroked him until he settled down and relaxed. He's not the biggest rooster but he has plenty of attitude!
Enjoy your Sunday. I promise to catch up on blog reading and commenting very soon.