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Hello Everyone!! Rooster Question...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jedi Clampett, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Jedi Clampett

    Jedi Clampett Out Of The Brooder

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    New chicken owner here. Just got my first chickens a week ago - 1 rooster, 8 hens. I was just wondering how old the rooster will have to be before he...well.....starts acting like a rooster. He was one of maybe 15 roosters in a pen full of hens when I got him and I expected him to be like a kid in a candy store when I got him separated with his own girls. He pretty much just acts about like another hen. I was told that he and the girls were "about 6 months old" when I bought them, but I can't be sure about that. He has bad taste in fashion and is a terrible dancer, so I don't think THAT'S the problem. ;) Any thoughts?
     
  2. ChickenGirly

    ChickenGirly Out Of The Brooder

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    First off, [​IMG] and my roosters started acting like rooster a few days after my girls started laying. Maybe they're still establishing the pecking order, and he isn't interested in breeding yet.
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    When I introduced my rooster into our all girl flock, he didn't start to try to do that stuff until maybe a month or so after we got him. First, they have to establish a new pecking order, then he has to try to woo the girls. It can take some time, but eventually should happen.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] if the girls are ganging up on him it may take awhile before he asserts himself
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Well, if he's mature and the hens will allow him to do what roosters do, he could be busy already. I introduced a rooster to my trio of hens a few weeks ago and my little bantam hen took one look at him and squatted.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    He may just be used to being the low man on the totem pole, so it may take him a little time until he realizes he is the top dog.
     
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy.
    [​IMG]Steve.
     
  9. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas. I agree with what others are saying. Give him time to build relationships.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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