A real gentleman!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sciencechick, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. sciencechick

    sciencechick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
    Central Virginia
    I have a delightful flock of 14 free-range chickens: 8 different pure breeds and different ages running around our backyard.
    A Silver-spangled Hamburg rooster heads the flock, and he is really good with the girls. Keeps the peace without too much force, protects the flock, but has never been agressive to anybody, and...doesn't crow too much either.

    Yesterday I got to witness just how much of a gentleman is really is:
    I have two Golden Lakenvelder pullets, just under 6 months old, that had not layed yet. Yesterday, one of them was walking around, chatting and squawking away, just would not shut up for anything.
    Mr. Hamburg walked over to her, fussed over her and then led her to the coop. He showed her the nestbox, made sure she got in, sat on the ledge and guarded her while she rearranged the hay and then continued to guard the coop door until she was done in the nest. She layed her first ever egg, a tiny perfect white cackleberry. Once she was done, he gently escorted her out of the coop and reunited her with the rest of the flock, fussing about her all the time.
    Very sweet.[​IMG]
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Awww... how sweet! [​IMG]
  3. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    Wow!! You do have a true gentleman roo!! My old roo was like that, very much the he-man and soooo nice to the ladies.

    You are lucky to have such a fellow for your flock.

    Anyway, I bet he keeps a watch out for flying predators and makes a noise and herds the girls inside if he sees one, mine did.

  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009

  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    You're so lucky to have such a wonderful rooster!
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    my bantam cochin did that to my ee pullet a few weeks ago. he had to show her where the perfect spot was since she was all in a rush and couldn't decide. it was sooo sweet to see him do it too! [​IMG]

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