A rooster at Gut Aiderbichl Carinthia
A family in Carinthia was building a new family farm. The father, Wolfgang, was given a rooster for his birthday: Wolfgang. He came from a large poultry farm and was now to be the cock of the walk for the chickens on the small farm.
At first everything went well, but unfortunately Wolfgang became more and more aggressive and attacked the children of the farm owners. Wolfgang could no longer be kept and the desperate family turned to Gut Aiderbichl.
Wolfgang now lives in a cock group
Markus Leitner, administrator of Gut Aiderbichl Carintjia, reports that Wolfgang was very agitated at the beginning, and aggressive and restless too.
They thought about what to do and Wolfgang joined a chicken group. In Carinthia, 120 of 1,500 organic chickens were taken in last year, which should have been slaughtered due to declining laying performance. Animal rights activists campaigned for the survival of the animals and also contacted Gut Aiderbichl. Markus Leitner placed the majority of the chickens with private buyers, and it can be said that the chickens did well with the people. When Wolfgang had to be relinquished by the family, the former owner wanted to express her gratitude and took over 10 of the remaining 25 rescued organic chickens in Carinthia to her farm.
It turned out that it was better for Wolfgang and the chickens to live their lives separately. So, at Gut Aiderbichl Carinthia, there is a group of roosters and a group of chickens that have a lot of free run and are balanced in nature.
Why do some roosters become aggressive?
It happens again and again that roosters become aggressive towards their owner or also towards other people. This behaviour can have several causes, but a satisfactory answer is difficult to find. It is sometimes observed that roosters become aggressive when they see the human as a danger or competitor.
Sometimes you do not know how to help yourself and try to scare away an attacking rooster with a broom or even kick it. Never forget that roosters are very strong animals and also have a very sharp beak and claws, and bad injuries should not be provoked...In addition, roosters are also living beings, who should be treated respectfully.
When the rooster lives with his harem, he is also the provider of food, he takes care of reproduction and is the protector of his hens. For example, when a bird of prey is approaching, the cock makes certain sounds to warn its hens of the danger.
The moral of the story...We should show respect for all animals and pay close attention to nature and its sometimes inexplicable laws.