Hostlie Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fireraven0613, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Fireraven0613

    Fireraven0613 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2011
    I have 10 hens and 1 beautiful Roo. He's my buddy. He takes very good care of his girls and always comes over to see me or say hello when I'm outside. I went away for a few days and hubby was taking care of them. My hens also just started laying eggs the day before I left. I get back today and I'm outside and my Roo runs after me and was ticked off that I was going into the coop! He even kicked me! This has NEVER happened before so I'm wondering he's mad that I'm taking the eggs away? I thought that would be a hen's job, not my Roo.
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    I don't know how long a chicken will remember people, and I don't know how long you were gone, but it sounds like the roo was protecting his flock from a stranger. You may have to let him get to know you again.
  3. FaereChicken

    FaereChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    N. Central Maryland
    I've noticed that once the roos reach a certain age, their behavior can change.

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