Confused Rooster needs more hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fourfeathers, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

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    Alrighty then! Here is a new one for me! Never had this happen....my large Barred Rock Roo has decided that I am his hen. He really tried to like my leg tonight. I was shocked at his behavior and told him NO of course. Has anyone ever had this happen? I am working on getting him more hens as soon as a couple pullets get big enough. A little odd don't you think?
     
  2. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    oh...wow...thats...creepy..
    :hmm
    get a few really nice hens...lol
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    We have a wonderful member here who has a roo that mates with a large pop bottle.

    MALE Hormones. Go fig.
     
  4. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:xD rofl [​IMG]
     
  5. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Songster

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    I was thinking of putting a stuffed toy in his pen, but a pop bottle would be easier.
     
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    Is it a dominance display? Does he consider you his hen?
     
  7. notapandabear13

    notapandabear13 In the Brooder

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  8. CowRabbit

    CowRabbit In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] omgosh how many hens does he have right now?

    Silly roo roo [​IMG]
     
  9. SpringChickens

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    Quote:That would be my thought! Just don't start squatting for him, ok? [​IMG]
     
  10. fourfeathers

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    He follows me around all the time. More so than the chicken hens. If I sit in my chair he will stand by my chair to be petted. I noticed the "creepy behavior" when I was squatting on the ground working on attaching some netting together. Oops. I have been telling him NO and pushing him away or trying to redirect. It could be a dominance issue and I need to reinforce to him that I am the boss. He doesn't flog, but does do the sideways scoot with the wing down to 'herd' me. I just step away or pick him up and carry him. Read that on Brown Egg Blue Egg I think about establishing dominance over the roo. He now has a pop bottle in his pen and we are waiting for some pullets to grow big enough for him. All of my other hens are too small, bantams, or special needs.
     

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