Little roo is hen pecked. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SouthernLady, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. SouthernLady

    SouthernLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got two hens and a rooster who is younger. I'm not sure how old he is. We didn't raise him. Anyway, for the first couple of weeks, my girls were horribly mean to him. After that, they accepted him, but they still seem dominant over him. He stands back and lets them eat, which I've been told is normal rooster behavior. But if he's eating something and one of the girls decides she wants it, she runs him off. And it's not that he's timid. He chases my little rat terrier all over the yard. He's so funny. The feathers on his neck stand up and watch out dog! He doesn't attempt to hurt him. Just chases him off. Anyway, do I have a normal rooster? Oh and he's also not crowing yet. When will that start?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    My cochin rooster is just like that. What kind of roo is it. Could be he's just a docile rooster and his hens are boss for now. Things will change when he grows up.
     
  3. SouthernLady

    SouthernLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't know what he is. He came from a farm that raises them for meat, so I feel like we've done a really good deed saving him. He's mostly white with a little black mingled in. I'll see if I can figure out how to post a picture of him.
     
  4. SouthernLady

    SouthernLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is. Hope this works. [​IMG]
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  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Oh he's pretty! He almost looks like a barred rock mix of some sort. Anyone else know what he may be??
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Ya he looks pretty young yet so I think you will see a big change in him later as he grows. He sounds like a good rooster to have.
     
  7. DDRanch

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    He is a handsome fellow.
     
  8. SouthernLady

    SouthernLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a sweet boy. But doesn't like being handled. None of my girls do either. I bought them from the feed store when they were little, but they weren't newly hatched. They've never liked being handled. The only time my girls have liked to be held was July 4th when we were shooting fireworks. My daughter held one and I held the other as we sat on the swing. They liked being held then.
     
  9. SouthernLady

    SouthernLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything I can do to make him more social?
     

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