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How tame can a chicken be ?

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I have a Rhode Island Red rooster that has taken a liking to me. He follows me all over the property. Follows my truck. And will follow me indoors. He allows me to pick him up, strike his feathers and sits in my lap to watch wheel of fortune, and the evening news. He sometimes reacts to what's on TV. He stares at me while I cook and loves an occasional treat. He calls out to the hens in excitement of course there is no one there..Is this normal.? He seems to know he's in a co-op of sorts while inside because he doesn't poop. He holds it until he is taken outside. It's gotten to the point he waits by the back door at dusk like he's waiting to come in...I've created a monster..lol
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:welcome I'm glad you joined us!! Lol it sounds like you have a very loyal rooster :lol:

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! He sounds a very charming man! Does he have any hens to keep him company? If not he seems to be seeking companionship from you. It's not uncommon for chickens to be super tame, many of mine are great lap chickens and enjoy having a stroke and sitting on out knees.

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3 of my hens wont let me come in the lot or coop without petting them they follow me like puppies
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:welcome

 

Some of my girls are super friendly and some are not. Even though they were raised the same way, and most of them are the same age, some are just more people-friendly. They are all a bit different, just like any other animal or even people...they have their individual likes and dislikes. Sounds like your rooster has decided you are part of his flock and since chickens are social animals, they prefer to be with their flock instead of solitary. Is this the only chicken you have?

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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He sounds like the perfect house pet - housebroken and all.   If he is an only chicken, I think it would be good to continue like this.  IF  you get him a flock of hens - things could change for the worst.   If he wakes up and discovers he is a rooster with a harem, I think he will take to protecting them and keeping you away.

 

In any case the integration between  hens  and him  may not go well - the hens may choose to beat him up /  he may decide to attack them - because pecking order has to be established and hens  would probably  they are the majority and should rule.

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