My poor Rooster I feel for him

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Darklingstorm, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've come to the realization why my poor cockerel is having such a hard time impressing the girls, it's me. Some how I've become the alpha rooster and the big girls want nothing to do with the new younger rooster but let me walk by and they all stop and drop.
    I just hope that some day he will be able to prove his manhood and become their top rooster (I eventually want to hatch some of the eggs).
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is he? He sounds young. Give him time to mature and establish himself with the girls.
     
  3. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 weeks old Monday, he is a Black Jersey Giant, named Odin
     
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him time -- and crack open some eggs. I have a Barnevelder roo that I swore hasn't mated with anyone -- and yet the eggs are fertilized and he's the only roo in the pen. Some roos won't mate when you're present because you're the Alpha roo.

    18 weeks is pretty young for him to be doing much other than pulling their feathers, chasing them, and crowing.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree! :) He's still young :) Good luck with those eggs!!
     

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