A rooster is the coop’s king, and there’s a reason why there’s only one in the crowd.
They enjoy having all of those hens around them to themselves.
As a result, they may become aggressive toward anything that tries to take his girls away from him.
This is perfectly demonstrated in this video. Usually, it’s a rooster fighting another rooster, or an angry one lunging at a human. This time, he decided to fight a hawk to protect his crew.
A coopers hawk swoops into a Kansas City, Missouri, backyard to catch some hens. The rooster immediately goes to work, growing as large as possible before charging the hawk. The hawk avoids it and is chased up from the ground.
It pauses for a moment before pursuing another hen. Feathers begin to fly, but then this rooster appears. He chases the hawk down and pins him down with a flurry of kicks.
It scared the predator off because it didn’t end up with any of the hens. Hopefully, it was enough of a shock to keep the bird away from the yard for good.
Watch the video: