Acting weird??

Farmgal101

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so i have a rooster that is about 10 months old that can not fly or(glide)which i have never seen a chicken that has not been able to fly? glide. The other chickens fly/glide..He also cant be kept with any of the other roosters he grew up with..I know most roosters fight when there together..i have 15 roosters in a big pen with a couple of hens.../i let them free range everyday,so the hens dont get over mated..but i have to keep him in a pen by himself with two hens to keep him company.the reason i moved him to be by himself with two hens is bc everytime he was with the flock and one rooster pecked him he would just lay on the ground not moving...most chickens would run,but not him...i have never seen any chicken act this way before,he has been fine with hens but he just acts weird around a big group of chickens it seems.i also want to say that all of these chickens were hatch by my broody hens which are in a separate pen.....so this is my first big flock that i have raised by myself,i also want to say i was not really expecting any of these chicks to hatch. Also i am trying to sell the roosters i would never keep this many roosters in a pen with only a couple of hens,all the other roosters seem to be acting fine together though
 

Hensndoes

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15 Roos with a couple hens? Did you mix up those numbers?

Edit: I see you didn't. I would pull those hens out stat and put them with your sweet lone roo
 
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Hmmm. Now that is interesting... Do you really have 15 roos with only a couple hens in the same pen?

The laying on the ground is pretty expected if he is lower in the pecking order (laying low is a sign of submission. Some chickens run to let the pecker know that he/she is boss while some lay still and low to communicate virtually the same thing).

As for the inability to fly/glide, does he not spread his wings at all or do they just not seem to be functioning properly?
 

Farmgal101

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15 Roos with a couple hens? Did you mix up those numbers?

Edit: I see you didn't. I would pull those hens out stat and put them with your sweet line roo
I would..except the three are free ranging i should have said not in a pen..the other 15 roosters and a couple of hens are in there pen.At night i have a little hutch that all three get put in..
 

Farmgal101

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Hmmm. Now that is interesting... Do you really have 15 roos with only a couple hens in the same pen?

The laying on the ground is pretty expected if he is lower in the pecking order (laying low is a sign of submission. Some chickens run to let the pecker know that he/she is boss while some lay still and low to communicate virtually the same thing).

As for the inability to fly/glide, does he not spread his wings at all or do they just not seem to be functioning properly?
he just doesnt seem to lift off the ground at all.his wings are functioning fine as far as i know.He does his rooster dance to attract the other hens with his wings if you know what im talking about...I did notice that he is a little heavier then most chickens i have ,but not sure if that would change to much.
 

Farmgal101

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Hmmm. Now that is interesting... Do you really have 15 roos with only a couple hens in the same pen?

The laying on the ground is pretty expected if he is lower in the pecking order (laying low is a sign of submission. Some chickens run to let the pecker know that he/she is boss while some lay still and low to communicate virtually the same thing).

As for the inability to fly/glide, does he not spread his wings at all or do they just not seem to be functioning properly?
yes sadly i do..i dont have the room to seperate a bunch of roos so i just stick to free ranging and hope some people start buying them soon.I cant keep him with the rest of the flock with him just laying on the ground...they would probably peck at him till he is dead....
 

Farmgal101

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So you say you are separating the girls at night. But the Roos are likely working them over pretty good all day long. It could be quite stressful for the girls.
no,i rotate the free ranging.i let one group free range for a little while..and then my big group with the 15 roosters and couple of hens...i wish i could separate the hens.i am really trying to sell my roosters to just get down to only two.
 

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