Behaviour changing with maturity

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by palaeosam, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. palaeosam

    palaeosam In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2016
    Morning all,
    My Serama hen started clucking like a big girl for the first time today. She also stopped being timid around me opening the door and made a break for freedom while I was giving them their figs. Her doing that wasn't on my radar at all yesterday, she was always so cautious. Now that she's safe again and my pulse has stopped racing, I have questions: is it common for a chicken's personality to suddenly change like this? Also, my rooster was born around the same time as her but so far he's still making peeping sounds, will he start crowing soon or does that come later?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    With maturity, pullets do seem to change their behaviour, yes. Guess your little fella with start crowing when he's good and ready- there's no real telling to be honest as all can differ.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How old are birds...did you get them as day olds together?
  4. palaeosam

    palaeosam In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2016
    They are approximately three months old. I haven't had them long (about four weeks) but I have a photo of them both taken on the 13th May when they were "a few days old". It's possible she hatched a couple of days earlier.

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