I have several questions...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AJ666, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1- My chickens wont stop fighting. They are two months old, so are they fighting for a pecking order? When will it stop?
    #2- My Roo is being quite mean to the girls, when he gets older will he stop and be nice?
    #3- My bro swears he saw my Roo try to mount one of the girls, isnt this too early? When do they ussually start?
    #4- when will my rooster start crowing?

    Thank you.
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    okay i will try to answer some of your questions. the hens are probably fighting for dominance, or they could be fighting for space. How big is the area that the birds are in? If you have to many birds in a space them will fight each other for space.


    The roo will not get nicer. If he is already mounting them then he is going to keep doing it. He may not be actually mounting the girls yet, it would be more like he is practicing. That is just the way roos are. Again the space thing maybe in play.

    It could be another month of so before he starts crowing. It's hard to say when they start each roo is a little different.
     
  3. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1) pecking order is being established. If it takes them longer than a few weeks, then there may not be enough space for the number of birds you have.
    #2) if you think he is mean now, wait till his virgins come of age. If you are worried, you may want to relocate him now... or rename him "Crock Pot"
    #3) think of him as a teen ager. His hormones are starting too.
    #4) you want the noise????
     
  4. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    M birds spend most of the day outside. I have a VERY large yard. At night they go to their coop, which I would say is plenty big, I dont know the square footage. And its not that I want the noise, I just wanted to know... lol.
     
  5. FarmerSandra

    FarmerSandra Out Of The Brooder

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    We had similar issues with our Roo, he only got worse. After he tried to mount the girls, he would try to come after the humans. As we were trying to find a new home for him, he met his (timely) fate with a visiting dog. We made "Cock-a-doodle-Stew"! Tastes just like chicken. And, I learned a new skill.
     

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