My Australorp Rooster...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Debs8, May 27, 2010.

  1. Debs8

    Debs8 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2010
    South Carolina
    I have 8 Black Australorps. I got lucky with a straight run... 1 rooster and 7 hens... lol. Phew!!!
    They are about 3 or 4 months old now. My hens love me to death. They all want to sit on my lap, and 1 in paticular, Charlotte, likes
    to sit and nap on my shoulder for as long as I will allow it. My question is that my hens are very socialble with me, but since day one,
    my roo wants nothing to do with me, and even runs, if I approach him. Can anyone tell me why this might be, and is this a good thing? [​IMG]
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    You don't want your roos to be too social. The real social ones often become aggressive later, so I will say that it's great he's not social now.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, IMO it's a great thing that he's a bit afraid of you.

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