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Cock - a - doodle -roo!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigMama, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. BigMama

    BigMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to share with everyone that one of my roo's started crowing today. I was out watering all my chickens and he let loose. So I ran over to the outside run and stared at all of my chickens trying to find out who it was. Ten minutes later he ruffled his feathers and tried it again. I think he was pretty proud and suprised with himself!

    He's starting to get pretty mean to the others. I noticed when he's at the feeder he chases everyone away from the food until he is done eating. I also saw him chasing another roo around the outside run.

    Is he trying to show everyone who's boss?
     
  2. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't that cool!?! It's like they just got the memo that they are the roo [​IMG] I noticed our roo doing the same thing. I think before now he was just one of the flock now he is establishing himself.
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hotwing made his first attempt today, too!!! He sounded like a dying cow... but it's still so cute! [​IMG]

    Congrats to your boy!
     
  4. MillyMollyMandy

    MillyMollyMandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks,

    How old are your new cock - a - doodle - roos?
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hotwing just turned 4 months.
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Several of my "baby" roos are starting to crow as well...they are almost 19 weeks. Not all of them are brave enough to try....maybe because I laughed at a few of the others first attempts. [​IMG]
     
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    my roo started 2 months i think. we got rid of him around 3 months. (we live in the city)
     
  8. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several that I think are roo's but sometimes it's hard to tell at almost 7 weeks. Well, just last week I started to hear crowing coming out of the chicken stall. It was about 4 days before I actually saw which guy was crowing.

    He is the only one crowing now (I hear him all day long) so I can't wait to see who starts crowing next.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    :lauHey, Carri, is Hotwing the one I told you was a roo way back when? If so, at least I got one right, LOL![​IMG]
     
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Yep!! Hotwing is a roo and Nugget is a pullet!! That's what I figured, too. I think Hotwing is the one that you really like, too. He's such a sweetie. He doesn't like being caught but once you get him, he settles down like a nice boy. He loves to follow me around the yard, especially when I have a shovel in hand! [​IMG]

    I told him to pose nice for you... He listens well! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

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