He's learning his place in the flock!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KikiDeAnime, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    Our Bantam Gold Laced Polish cockerel named Spotted Elk is learning his place in the flock. He's 21 weeks old, in case anyone was wondering his age.

    Only good photo I have of him
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    Yesterday while everyone was free ranging and I was keeping watch, I spotted two hawks flying overhead and let the dogs outside to help guard the chickens & ducks. All of a sudden, Spotted Elk started clucking like a hen then ran back into the chicken yard and I watched in surprise as every single bird including the ducks ran to where he was.

    Everyone hid in different spots in the chicken yard and didn't come out for a while. The hawks eventually flew away to find another meal somewhere else.

    I was so proud of him gathering everyone back in their safe yard, that he got some treats as a reward. Poor dude was scared when I picked him up and at first refused the treats because he just wanted to get away from me.


    Still hasn't tried mounting the hens/pullets and still no crowing from him. He should've at least started crowing by now, right??
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
  2. N F C

    N F C Moderator

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    What a good boy!
     
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  3. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Excellent news! He's absolutely beautiful too!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Yes, he is.
     
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  5. KikiDeAnime

    KikiDeAnime Songster

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    I know! I hope his future offspring look as beautiful as him.
     

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