Banty Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jcintennessee, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. jcintennessee

    jcintennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks!
    My beautiful spoiled rotten chickens are finally of egg laying age! We have been giving them laying pellets and we have a rooster, for now since he is illegal in town. He was a happy accident, I don't mind having him. The girls however pick on him - ALOT! When he crows too much they peck at him to make him stop. Last night I was watching him do his strut and cackle for a good fifteen minutes and the ladies just ignored him. This can't be good for his self esteem! Poor baby, is it because they are all regular size and he is so little or are they just not as ready that I think they are. We got them all on June 1st.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    He is not quite mature enough yet to establish himself with the hens. Once he reaches maturity things will likely change.
     
  3. jcintennessee

    jcintennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Later the same day as the post my husband found an egg! Too excited for words and waiting for the next one![​IMG]
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  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the egg! :D
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam roosters take a little longer to win over the big girls, but he will.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Love first eggs [​IMG]
     

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