Is she thinking I'm her rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thejperez, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

    Oct 7, 2014
    I have this one silver duckwing OEGB pullet, a year in spring, that actively seeks me out, circles around my legs and then squats in front of me.

    I have a roughly 5 month old frizzled Bantam cockerel who's not really interested in doing cockerel things, such as breed the girls. I've only heard him crow a few times the other day. He's in the background of this picture by the way.
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    She's not scared of me. She comes right up to me and allows me to pick her up even without squatting. She'll even bite at my fingers if I do something she doesn't like!

    I've plenty of pullets squat for me, but not quite like this.

    Is she getting her wires crossed? Do you know what's going through her little chicken brain? I'm not particularly bothered by it, but I'd like to know why she continued to do this toward me.
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  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    He's not her cup of tea and isn't doing his job well just yet anyway.
    She is hoping you will pick up the slack.
    So yep, you're a rooster.:)
    BTW...that is the roundest boy iv'e ever seen! He's a ball with feet.:gig
  3. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

    Oct 7, 2014
    Thanks! Ahh the joys of chickens! Yes he is quite a ball of Fluff. He's actually much smaller than he looks!

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  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Wow! He's cute, almost dosent look like a real chicken. He looks like a toy.:love
  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Just noticed he's got a ciggie butt by his feet in the second pic.
    You aren't letting him smoke are you?:lau
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  6. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

    Oct 7, 2014
    No! :gigMy mom sometimes likes to throw her butts in the yard :rolleyes: I tell her to stop doing it, but she never listens! She likes to put them out in my plants too. I try to pick them up when I see them, but there's always more.
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sure sounds as if she's lookin' for lovin'.
  8. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Well he can't afford to pick up the habit he is small enough! And there is nowhere for nicotine patches when he decides to quit.:p
    My mom did the same sorts of things, put out an ashtray just for her too...still did it.:rolleyes:
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  9. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Songster

    Mar 19, 2016
    34.560847, -81.154203
    My Coop
    Not so much a rooster as the "head chook". She is submitting to you is a sign of submission.
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Watch those butt's, because some chicken's will try to eat them.
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