i have a white leghorn rooster (5 weeks old) will he start protecting at this age?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alli4817, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. alli4817

    alli4817 Just Hatched

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    today i saw my isa brown pullet jump accidentally on my white leghorn hen (5 weeks old also). my rooster then nimped at the back of my 4 week old isa brown then i heard her chirp. is the rooster just being protective? also when i pick a pullet up to bring it outside the rooster follows me. at what age do they become protective?
     
  2. Abriana

    Abriana Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say around three or four months. Thats when our Columbian Rock rooster (another one besides the one i have has since March 2016, who is my avatar) began trying to mate the hens and attack me. I managed to make him nervous around me and leave me alone though (I ended up giving him away because he was hurting the hens and scaring them by chasing them my other rooster is okay but aggressive). So I'd say probably around four months.
     
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