I thought he was a she!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by justduckie, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

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    Until I saw her/him mount one of my other hens.:eek:

    I have what I thought was a RIR hen. He/she has never crowed, was rather calm, never threatened or attacked anything.......he/she was bigger than the other hens, but I thought maybe it was just the breed since I've never had a RIR before. He has a nice comb and such and I just did a search and he looks like the other pictures of the RIR roos on the site. He's about 22-24 weeks old.

    I always called him/her Miss Roady! Poor baby, no wonder he's never crowed. He thought he was a she. [​IMG]

    The only way he was different from the other chicks is he really doesn't like to be picked up, but once I have him, he's fine. He likes it when I pet him and he doesn't mind being carried around the yard.

    Does this mean I should seperate him from the hens since he's starting to mount them? I have 10 hens and him. They are in a 8X4 coop that is about 8 feet tall and they free range during the day. They will have a yard before winter hits that will be about 20x20.
     
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    How old are your hens?
     
  3. justduckie

    justduckie Out Of The Brooder

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    Same age as he is. I've got 2 that just started laying - a barred rock and a buff orp and then 8 Americaunas that haven't started laying yet. I got them all at the same time. He seems to only mount the barred rock - she started laying first.

    And why he doesn't he crow?
     
  4. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people would be thrilled to have a rooster that doesn't crow!
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    You don't have to separate him unless you don't want fertile eggs or he is overmating the hens.
     

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