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Do roosters get lonely?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickened, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    I had 5 RIR hens in with a RIR rooster for about 2 months collecting hatching eggs and about 3 weeks ago I sold the hens and kept the rooster to use for sexlinks later when my Doms are laying. The rooster is in the pen by himself now and every time I walk by he talks to me. My question is is he lonely or is it that my walking by stimulates him to be vocal. He sits up high in the pen where he can see the barnyard and other chickens. I let him out today. [​IMG]
  2. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Paradise, CA
    When I lost all my hens to a predator my rooster was not only extremely lonely but he got a bit nasty! My friend gave me two chickens to keep him company until the eggs I hatched would be old enough. He's now back to his friendly self that he has enough ladies. He's a very attentive roo and he's happiest when he has a job to do.
  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    Chickens are flock animals. Of course, he's lonely without a flock. [​IMG]
  4. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Yes, I've found that a lone rooster will get quite lonely and even rather neurotic.

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