Baby Jubilee refuses to go outside and be a chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jazzchick, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Jazzchick

    Jazzchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    To give you a layout of his life thus far or ours. Me and my kid hatched a bunch of rare ebay eggs from prime breeders bought a few chicks of rare breeds as well. We have chickens of various ages the oldest separated from the teenagers and him the baby now about 4 months old a few months younger than the teenagers. because he was an only egghead I kept him in the house in a large victorian floor to 4ft high parrot cage with a brooder light in the center. Now this is his home and the only home he wants to be in. He is feathered and bigger than the bantam chocolate orpington hens and a few of the lavender hens as well. I let the teenagers out to roam the yard in the morning and have been letting him out to socialize with them. All he does is chase them away from the door... even my monster 100% english Lavendar rooster, he chases him away like a little monster if they do not run fast enough he will peck their backs and then run as fast as he can back to the door., his cage is in the entry way so if I open the door for any reason he runs into the house and back into his open cage door and sits in there waiting for me to shut the door.

    I feel like a mom dropping her kid off at kindergarten for the first time every day... this has been going on for 3 wks he is not making any friends and they do not have a problem with him... they will let him come up and eat with them or drink with them... then he pecks them and chases them away.

    How can I make him be a chicken and not a onery little red and white spotted canary that wants to live in the house with us...??

    Need socializing tips

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be tough, move him to a cage outside. He'll only begin to think he's a chicken if he's with them more, and has to become one of the flock. No guarantees that there will no behavioral problems, but that's life.
     
  3. Jazzchick

    Jazzchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    trying to be tough, put him out every morning with them now he chases after me to my car and tries to follow me into it when I leave, races into the house whenever we try to walk outside at all, At night all of my chickens go into their two separate chicken areas, Gated coups to sleep and he stays close to the front door waiting to come in. He is a spoiled baby for sure. I am going to make a new Chicken area and put him in it with the two chocolate females, smaller than him (bantams) and the two english lemon cuckoo's and two very small and most friendly and docile of all my chickens periwinkle and lilac - two tiny lavender orpingtons. They are all orpingtons and all small females so I am hoping he will make friends, it is time for byron (the jubilee to stay outside now) Time for me to separate them all with their roosters as well. My giant english lavender rooster may be too big for the baby bantam size lavender hens from hink line anyway.
     
  4. Jazzchick

    Jazzchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    by the way, thanks for answering, was sick so I was not on last week. I figured tough love would be my next project with him.. although I dread it as it is so cute how much he wants to be with the humans all the time.
     
  5. Jazzchick

    Jazzchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    he is a boy so I figure natural instincts to be with girls will kick in eventually, .... won't it? Do roosters ever hate being with hens once they get old enough to be fertile males?
     
  6. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heard of rumors of such... er ... non behavior.
     

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