rooster behavior

  1. J

    Introduce new chick/ens to flock issues, and roo trying to breed underage new hen

    Hi so I'm having issues with introducing my 2 new chicks to the flock. For reference my original flock is made of all silkies and has my roo and hen and then they have 5, 14 week old chicks. So since their chicks are 14 weeks already and I can already see some of them are roos I decided that it...
  2. sammirae09

    Rooster is biting hens wings

    My rooster is a little over 4 months old and is starting to bite my hens esp on the top of their wings. They’re all the same age. is this normal for his age or is he just being a butthead and being mean? Not sure if I should separate him for awhile or what. I love him and have had him since...
  3. 23kthistlethwaite

    Buff Orp Rooster Temperament

    Hi all, I have a young buff orp cockerel and am thinking about keeping him since we don’t have any other roosters. I know that buff orps are usually described as very sweet chickens and was wondering if that held true for the roosters? I know that every rooster is different, but just wanted to...
  4. Weetamoo93

    I may have finally "broke" my crazy cock

    I know there are a lot of threads for aggressive roosters/cocks, so here's my experience thus far with my own and how it seems that I've "fixed" his attitude. Last April I got my starter flock as day old chicks consisting of six females and one male. My endeavor is that these are the start of a...
  5. BzKneez

    Coop Dynamics question

    I need some advice about what to do about a new rooster attacking an older hen. Here's the coop scoop :) I had two Auracana hens that are about 4. I purchased six chicks in February. Two of each: Easter Eggers, Buff Orppingtons and Silkie Bantams. All guaranteed to be hens except for silkies...
  6. Oreoandhens

    Rooster getting hormonal!

    Hi! We are quite new at chicken keeping so just had a question about our rooster. When we got our exchequer leghorn rooster and hen they were both supposed to be hens but turned out one was a roo ha. He is maturing now as well as the hens are however he has recently started pulling their...
  7. karenmragan

    Is Rooster Behavior Passed On Genetically?

    Hello! I have a Black Copper Maran rooster and he is the only one i have of that breed. I wanted to use his genetics but am worried about his temperament. He is way too rapey towards my girls. They don't want to be around him because of it. What do you think, will his male offspring display...
  8. S

    Raising a nice baby roo

    I just found out that my sweet baby hen (about 2.5 weeks old) might actually be a rooster! He is such a sweetheart--very cuddly and tame already. I've never been able to keep roosters because they've always ended up being too rough on the hens and mean to people. Does anyone have any advice on...
  9. A

    Rooster moved hen’s egg??

    Hello! I’m new to this site AND to chickens! We just recently added 3 hens to our existing flock of 3 (2 hens and a rooster). One of the 3 new hens is very timid and is taking longer to find her place in the pecking order than the others. She’s staying away from all the others and is still...
  10. CalBickieMomma

    Rooster brothers fighting with each other...

    Howdy everyone! So here’s my dilemma: I have four young bantam/Game fowl cross cockerels who are brothers. They are just over 4 months old (born July 18th). I tried to find homes for them all by asking around (I live in a rural area so I know people who know people who might be able to take...
  11. Stephanie79

    Rooster Won't Crow

    I recently got a new flock of chickens. 3 RIRs, a silver laced, and a jersey giant. Two of the RIRS were roosters. We named them Big D and B (we thought they might be hens as babies). Big D took on the alpha role and B was cool with that. Recently, Big D was attacked by a raccoon. His...
  12. Kris5902

    Random Rooster Questions/chicken psychology

    Hi, I have lots of Roosters (7) and have developed some questions about how they interact with the flock and their hens. I’ve been keeping chickens for just over 1 year now, and have grown my flocks to a total of 79 birds. I do a little free ranging, but mostly keep my birds in Chicken tractors...
  13. alexisrambles

    Young cockerel not fitting into flock well

    Hello guys-- I need some advice. I got my flock from McMurray and had a great experience. My surprise chick is a dark brahma cockerel. He is very human friendly but doesn't seem to get along well with the rest of the flock. His human pecks sometimes do get a bit rough, but he responds well to...
  14. theroosternamedrooster

    Any idea why my roo is doing this? Sickness? Trying to burp? Help!

    This has been going on for the last couple of weeks. At first it was very random and sporadic but now I can generally count on it happening once a day or so. He seems happy/eats/drinks water/crows/doesn’t seem abnormal otherwise, but this is very concerning to me . I am not sure what to search...
  15. dirkapitation

    my beautiful baby boy snickles will occasionally roll his head back when he crows

    he has a rooster collar on if i take it off my mom will have him turned into a nugget and a half is this normal is he just acting real funky is something wrong im worried
  16. Kathys Coop

    Rooster doesn’t let part of group out of coop?

    I have 20 hens 19 weeks old with 4 roosters ( 1 polish, 1 black Australorp, 2 Delaware). I know I have to get rid of at least two roosters soon ( hatchery missexed bad). I have a very large coop ( was on property when bought it just did some renovations), I free range them all day door open...
  17. O

    Over zelous rooster.

    My rooster keeps trying to mount my GSL hen even though she bucks him off every time. He doesn't seem to hurt her but he has been pretty consistent with it. He has torn a few feathers and pulled out some short ones. He's not that rough with my other hens but they are more receptive to him...
  18. R3M1X

    Is it just me or is it common?

    I currently have 4 roosters, three of which are cockerels - two of the cockerels are about 6 months old (in about a week and a couple days) and have grown into their big boy crows. With their father I noticed that he liked after he started crowing he liked to sit in their little box "cave", face...
  19. Shellebelle920

    Legbar rooster attacked!

    New chicken person here, so I could use some help! I recently rehomed my 3 1/2 month FBCM Marans rooster. In the two days since he’s been gone, my same-aged White legbar rooster has assumed his role as top roo. I only have 7 pullets for him and have no plans on getting more. I have silkies as...
  20. Understanding Your Rooster.

    Understanding Your Rooster.

    The reader needs to be aware that these observations and conclusions are taken from a particular chicken keeping arrangement which was conceived to be as close as practicable to the living arrangements of the chickens' ancestors, the jungle fowl, in order to study the chicken's natural behavior...
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