Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bloom chicks, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 5 week old rooster that is trying to mount his mama. [​IMG] He jumps on her back and grabs here head feathers like my alpha rooster does when he mounts the hens.
     
  2. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this happen two summers ago! I thought it was very odd. It was a Black Copper Marans. I might expect it from an early maturing breed, maybe. What breed is your little cockeral?
     
  3. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a BO/RIR mix
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it's normal...but [​IMG]
    That gives me a funny image.
     
  5. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a cute sight to see. I couldn't believe the 1st time I saw it, then he did it again. [​IMG]
     
  6. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. I hadn't thought of it as being cute. I guess you might have a point. I remember freaking out and thinking that the little chick was abusing his mother, who is still one of my favorite hens. I rescued her from those chicks and put her back with the rest of the flock so I have no idea if the behavior would have continued. The little guy wasn't interested in his sisters. Maybe he was just trying to tell his mom that he was the new boss.
     
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