Is he just being a Good Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsFarm, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    My 6mo rooster seems to always let the girls eat first when I feed or bring treats.
    He sure isn't losing any weight, so I assume he gets his after the girls are done.
    He'll stand close to his "sister" (got them as 2 day-old chicks) and make little soft sounds as she eats before taking a bite himself.
    Is this Big Boy behavior?

    He hasn't got spurs yet, but has tried mating the hens who not only shrug him off, but then chase his adolescent butt all over the yard. [​IMG]

    Keeping my fingers crossed for him to stay nice.....

  2. Badbaby05

    Badbaby05 Chirping

    Jan 17, 2011
    Sounds right on track to me [​IMG]
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Sounds like he is being a gentleman to me! I love that food call sound.

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