My new rooster is "chicken"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NeeCee51, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a month ago I get three light Sussex hens and at the time I had buff orpingtons. Two roosters and three hens. I gave them away because they were very aggressive to me and the three Sussex. I decided I still needed a rooster to go with the three hens and so I went back to the place I got the hens and he had a rooster that was just a little older than the hens. He is afraid of the hens, they like to chase him and peck at him. They have not hurt him yet he's just a big Chicken!!! When I go out to let them out he runs to me. Will he ever grown up??? I was hoping when he started into being an adult and started getting urges he would stick up for himself...Any thoughts??? Thanks.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You say he is a little older than the hens - but how old are these birds?
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the whole pecking order thing. Right now he is the newbie and is on the bottom of the totem pole so to speak. Give it time.
     
  4. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're rooster should eventually become the dominate bird it just takes time when introducing new birds the pecking and the chasing in normal and is expected. the birds just have to establish their pecking order
    how old are you're birds?
     
  5. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were born in April according to the place I got them.
     
  6. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were born in April according to the place I got them.
     
  7. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I thought that might be the case. He just looks like a big chicken running from those girls...
     
  8. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I had hoped he would come around eventually...
     
  9. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He should come around in time. I had the same thing happen when I introduced my rooster to the hens. Chased him around like crazy. Took him bout 3weeks but he now rules the roost:)
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  10. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. He has only been here about a week so I guess I'm rushing things. That would be all I need is a rooster that won't breed with the hens.lol
     

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