Is he being a bully or trying to mate? (pics)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ShadyHillFarm, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Blue copper maran rooster that seems to go after my Brahma about once a day. It's normally in the morning when they first get out of the coop. He'll puff up his neck and start chasing her all over the yard and this morning he nipped some a couple fluff feathers off her thigh. Once he did that (granted I did run out there), he was fine and everyone went on their merry way. She's the only one he does that to and I'm not sure why. He doesn't keep her from eating as I've seen them forage together and I've seen them next to each other nesting/roosting as well. It has made her skittish though as she's doesn't seem to want to leave the coop in the morning and she stays on the outskirts of the flock. :(

    Here are some pics just b/c they're pretty. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Don't intervene, just let them work it out. Roosters are usually randy to mate in the morning, sounds like what he's doing.
     
  3. ShadyHillFarm

    ShadyHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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