Any one had a bad roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenwoods, May 20, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have a full grown roo,hes kindof moody..When he sees song birds fly into his area he charges at them..
    I have some half grown hens (13) weeks that ia have in a run 6'x 10' that thier living in.
    I let my hens out to play in the yard, and my roo gets angry,he kinda walks over to the hen sideways with his feathers ruffled and pushes is side up to hers almost nocking her over while he scratches the ground like he is try to spur her. It looks violent,like he is trying to hurt her bad..I have to push the roo back to save my hens..
    I'm afraid im gonna have to get rid of my Roo..Hes such a good looking roo...

    Any one else experienced anything like this,,Is it just the way a roo treats immature chickens..or will he ease up when the hens are old enough for him..[​IMG]
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    chickenwoods, at 13 weeks they are still too young to get along on a normal basis. In another couple months you will see a big difference on how everyone gets along.

    Some of the roo behavior can be present without manners, something the hens will accept and still love the roo dearly.

  3. ella

    ella Songster

    Yes, 13 weeks is too young for them to be together.

    The wing dropping and walking sideways doesn't mean he's mad. It's perfectly normal chicken language. He's trying to impress them with his size and maturity.
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Geesh! 13 weeks is too young? I have had my baies with teh adults since they were 4-5 weeks old! I have had no problems, they even all roost together! But mine also free range, so that could be why I can put mine together at that age.
    Anyways, the roo is displaying typical behavior. He is just showing off for the Girls.
  5. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    I notciced the same today with my roo, he is a full grown banty that I rescued from the animal shelter, today was the first day they were out together, Will he learn to get along, or should I find him another home???? The chicks are between 4/8 weeks.

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