Is this Normal Rooster Behavior

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi,

    We have a silkie rooster and I Love him to Death but he is a little ruff with the hens when I let them out in the morning He goes after them chasing them and Mating with them they run and flap trying to get away from him, I don't breed So I don't Need a rooster but He is a good protecter though he will challenge me when I am low to the ground. But I really love him he sits in my lap and snuggles his head in my hair and goes to sleep!

    I think I would like to get rid of him we just don't have enough hens for how much mating he does and I really think he stresses the girls out though he does keep the peace between My older girls and my Babies well not really babies one laid her first Egg today [​IMG] So is This normal rooster behavior? Or is being Mean I don't know because I no one around here has a rooster?

    Thanks

    Happy-Hens
     
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  2. bigb-71

    bigb-71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    Ceder ridge CA
    All my serama boys get a little happy in the morning with the lady's ! it seems pretty normal .
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    All my boys do it, too. I guess it's just morning wood, or whatever roos get!
     
  4. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By year two it calms down. Now we can laugh at the "rooster dragon turkey" all puffed up chasing a hen, because it so rarely happens, maybe once a month or two, and then only because he's just having fun, chasing a hen to play.

    For a short while, after watching Adam Sandler's movie Click my boys gave our teenroo a "humpy duck" stuffed toy chicken and it worked (he'd mate that thing). So did a log in the yard and anybody's boot (he'd put his dragon on and mount it). The kids learned about procreation by noticing the chicks after the rooster mated with the hens, and began to notice the rooster being on the proper end of the hen resulted in chicks... The rooster's testosterone wore out, though, it didn't last forever. Now he's a nice bird. The hens are a little demanding, squatting in front of him, but usually he obliges but its obvious he's not all that into it. He's three years old now.
     
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  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    He turned 1 last week
     

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