3 month old cockerel eating behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cycomiko, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    I have a 3 month old Olive Egger F2 and he is a little rowdy but not aggressive. One thing that bothers me is when I feed the Olive Egger gang (4 pullets, 3 cockerels) anything special, he pushes everyone, including the ladies, and tries to devour everything himself. Will maturing put a stop to this? My previous rooster (an Easter Egger) would always show his ladies the food, and I rarely ever saw him eat. Like a true gentleman.

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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Yes, typical adolescent male. Ever watch a teenager at a buffet line?
     
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  3. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    :lau
     
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  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Very normally
     
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  5. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    :yuckyuck :lau Great to know! Thanks!
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    you have a lot of cockerels per number of pullets...
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    lazy gardener nailed it. He's still under a testosterone overload.
     
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  8. Cycomiko

    Cycomiko Songster

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    I know. 2 are up for sale (free). There won’t be 3 at maturity.
     
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  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Ok. LOL Wish I was closer!
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Or he's stocking up for the hormone flow release.
     
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