He gets NO Respect

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsFarm, May 11, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    My teenaged rooster - nearly 9mos old now - is testing his Rooster Skills, but the hens do not seem impressed.

    He will call them over to get something good he has found & the only one who pays him the least bit of attention is the hen the same age he was hatched with . she is his GF [​IMG]

    When he sounds his creaky little Alarm, NOBODY listens!

    He is still figuring out the Mating Thing - more off-target than On [​IMG]

    I tell him I am the only one he impresses. [​IMG]

    Will this change as he gets older?
    Or is he doomed to be a Low Self-Esteem Flock Leader?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    He's "special," is he?

    Nah, he's just young. He'll get better at his role and duties. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Don't worry, there will come a time when he will take his place as "cock of the walk" and will be hard to live with! It is better if the older girls keep him in his place longer, it makes for a more mannerly roo!
     
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Quote:Well, that's Good News.
    Right now my #1 & #2 hens keep him in his place: #3 at Best [​IMG]
    They will knock him right off if he DARES to try mating them, chestbump & chase his butt to make sure he knows that was a Bad Thing.

    I'm also doing my best to keep him believing I am Numero Uno.
    I pick up the Boss Hens, make them squat for me while he watches and my latest:
    When he flaps his wings, I flap right back at him.
    My neighbors must wonder WTH is going on... [​IMG]
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Colmesneil,TX
    Quote:Well, that's Good News.
    Right now my #1 & #2 hens keep him in his place: #3 at Best [​IMG]
    They will knock him right off if he DARES to try mating them, chestbump & chase his butt to make sure he knows that was a Bad Thing.

    I'm also doing my best to keep him believing I am Numero Uno.
    I pick up the Boss Hens, make them squat for me while he watches and my latest:
    When he flaps his wings, I flap right back at him.
    My neighbors must wonder WTH is going on... [​IMG]

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