Originally Posted by terrip824
Tell her in this case the egg comes before the chicken( Dumbledore). She lays eggs she gets rooster time. Seriously though you might want to consider if you want to keep a aggressive chicken. Especially if you have children who enter the coop. Is Dumbledore crowing? He should be close to wanting to start "dating" at 17 weeks, lol. My little Maverick( my pic) just started crowing over the weekend, he will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. Precocious little guy. The rest of the gang are still mostly peeping.
Sorry - in my effort to be funny I may have misrepresented her behavior as aggressive (geez, she'll probably pop up on here with an angry selfie again...). While she's certainly more moody now, she (and the others) have always been fascinated with my lips and eyes since they were chicks (as a curiosity thing). So because of that, I don't really let them near my face, at least not beak-first. But in this new coop, I can be standing working, and depending on where I am, I can unexpectedly have a chicken right there at eye level. I wasn't watching where I was and there she was, and zap. Twice. I'll need to be more careful.
But yeah, she's moody alright. She stood at he coop door and growled at me this evening, then turned, squatted, and waited. But are there eggs? No, no there are not.
Dumbledore has been crowing for quite some time (well before I got him, per ChicKat) - and is CLEARLY just as interested in dating as the girls. The issue is that he's finishing out his 4 week quarantine. And also he's 17 weeks old - maybe I'm paranoid, but I don't really want him eating laying hen feed until he's at least 18 weeks (what I've seen on various bags as the safe age for cockerels in mixed coops). Plus, with the crazy, crazy rain, there was NO WAY I was moving him this weekend anyway. Next weekend will be just fine. (It'll be quite the party!!!) And yes, I'll keep HIM away from my face as well! (I may need to start cleaning the coop with a hockey mask...)
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