Confused Rooster needs more hens

fourfeathers

Songster
11 Years
Mar 7, 2008
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Western Kentucky
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?
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
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My Coop
We have a wonderful member here who has a roo that mates with a large pop bottle.

MALE Hormones. Go fig.
 

fourfeathers

Songster
11 Years
Mar 7, 2008
248
4
129
Western Kentucky
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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