Can rooster count?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rojororeo, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. rojororeo

    rojororeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, my title is correct!
    I have 9 hens and a rooster living together. I lock their coop at night, so they can't get out without me.
    So in the mornings I go and let them out.
    It has happened multiple times- they all start pouring out, chattering about what this morning's human treat for them will be, gathering at my feet.
    Usually it takes only seconds for all 9 to pour out to me.
    Some mornings, a couple of the hens take a bit longer. I swear, every time that happens, my Polish rooster goes running into the coop and gets out whomever is straggling, yelling at them that I brought them treats.
    He doesn't run back in if all are with him, that I can ever remember seeing....
    Is that normal? Can a rooster count his girls?
     
  2. rojororeo

    rojororeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang it, I missed the 's' on roosters! I hate when I mistype and miss it! :)
     

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