I grew up around chickens, but we rarely had any roosters because the few times we did they were overly aggressive and would attack us. I am now grown and have chickens of my own and despite my reservations about roosters, I got one to keep my hens company and make babies. My roo came from a friend that had several roos and my "Speedy" was being picked on a bit and had no luck with the ladies so I took him in. He has been an asset to my flock. He is gentle and sweet and takes very good care of his girls. However, I have noticed that when I give them treat or scraps, he won't eat anything. He will make noises and call his girls, but even if I throw something right at his feet he wont eat it...he lets the girls have it. I feel sorry for him...like he's missing out He is very healthy and his feathers are beautiful and shiny and he eats just fine when I put their food out in the pen. (they all free-range during the day) Is this normal rooster behavior? Is he just looking out for his ladies?