Is there a reason he faces the corner?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krjwaj, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our young cockeral (pretty sure) doesn't roost with the other three girls and faces the corner to sleep? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    He's being polite and giving the girls their nighttime privacy. What a guy!
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My roo does this because the girls pick on him [​IMG] Do your girls peck at him before bed time?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is he new to the flock?

    I have seen roosters added to a flock behave this way.
     
  5. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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    I have kind of the same thing - a mature rooster with two mature hens, he faces the wall on the top rung of his roost while the hens face outward as normal.

    Never understood why. I though it was just because he is a dumba....
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I though it was just because he is a dumba....

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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have seen this behavior with my girls too.
     
  8. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He isn't new and he doesn't get picked on. Ever since he was a chick, he's always kind of 'beat to his own drum'. He is so cute . If he continues crowing, there will be tears...again. He may be our only boy, so I thought it may be a gender thing.
    Thanks y'all!
     
  9. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I was really glad to see this on here. My ROO does the same thing. All the chickies are on the roost, except ROO and three or four girls. They all cuddle and face the corner. No, ROO is not picked on and they have all been together since we got them. They are 4 months old. So no one has an answer or bestest guess for us confounded people? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  10. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    My 2 hens face the corner while my roo faces outward...[​IMG]
     

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