Broody raised Rooster vs. Hatchery Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ellie, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I was talking to a friend last night and she got me to thinking about my "broody raised" rooster. I had one from a hatchery who died at about this age and they seem different to me.

    I noticed that when finding food for a hen, he first took it out from under her and then set it down a short distance away and clucked. She then ate it.

    Now this boy was raised by one of my 12 hens and they watched him grow up. He is now 19 weeks old.

    Do any of you see any differences if you have had a hatchery rooster vs. a hen raised rooster?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I have both, never noticed any difference ohter than individual personalities, but it had nothing to do with being hatchery or broody raised.
     
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Hmmm. Could just be as you say, their personalities. But, it is interesting watching their behavior.
     

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