Cockerel "self stimulating"?

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  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our broody hatched a cockerel we ended up with two male chickens. Since his father was already lord and master over the henhouse, and we only have nine hens, we decided to let him remain the henhouse rooster. His son, when he reached about five months old, had to be relocated to a chicken tractor next to the other birds chicken yard, because the two males could not get along.


    This means that poor little Pierre lives isolated from the other birds -- separated by a chicken wire fence from the girls that he would love to mount.


    He's none too happy about his forced celibacy, as he made perfectly clear about a week ago when one of the hens snuck out of the chicken yard when I was walking in, and Pierre mounted that bird before it even had a clue what had happened.


    But except for that one time, he has not had a sexual encounter with any of the hens.


    I have noticed that occasionally he squats down and sort of rubs his bottom on the ground. He is, for the most part, in the same position that he would be if there was a hen underneath him.


    Is my (now) six and a half month old cockerel "self stimulating?"


    What -- if anything -- can I do to help him, given the fact that he is separated from the other birds by chicken wire?
     
  2. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen in his pen would do the trick!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    buy him some girlfriends???????
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Get him some girls.

    Someone on here had a pop bottle in with a rooster and he regularly mounted it.
     
  5. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in a city and I'm already way past my legal limit with the number of chickens I can have -- especially roosters.


    I just cannot get any more birds at this time.


    I'm hoping for some other ideas.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Edited for joke/adult content. ~Lisa~
     
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  7. kingdr85

    kingdr85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give him one of the chickens you already have! - perhaps the one he already mounted :eek:)
     
  8. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the chicken world, just throwing that out there. I don't know if this was already metioned or you said something about it, but what about moving one or two of your hens into the tractor with your roo?
     
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give that cockerel a few of the girls already there. That way ya don't have to bring any more birds in and each roo gets some ladies to entertain.
     
  10. ponygal12

    ponygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree!
     
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