- Mar 3, 2012
I was spending time with my 4 week old marans chicks 1 being a roo (I keep telling my kids he is not going to be staying) but I think Im getting attatched to him myself lol. He snuggles with me all the time and he is the first to fly up to perch on me. So far as a baby he is a sweet boy. What I found very cute and interesting was today as they were perched on the side of the brooder he was preening the other chicks. Is that normal behavior for a chick? None of my other chickens have ever done that or is it maybe a good sign that he will be a good roo taking care of his ladies. Im very fond of him and think I want to try my hands at a roo in the flock. I was going to wait til spring and get Ameraucanas 1 being a roo. But I may hang on to this little guy. What are your thoughts on roo chick behavior does it stay similar or change drastically as they grow?