My pullet is having an affair. Now with pics!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TinyLittleFarm, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Love is in the air. [​IMG]

    Our neighbors 2 houses down have chickens. Our birds have been visiting their birds and vice versa for about 2 weeks. They always find their way back. I'm a bit worried about diseases with the mingling, but at this point, what can I do? Either keep them in their run all the time or let them roam. The other chickens look really healthy and the owners have never had any problems, so I'm letting them roam.

    Anyhoo, my EE Felicity didn't come back with the rest of her flock two days ago. It wasn't dark yet, so I wasn't really worried, but the kids and I tromped through the woods just to check on her. She was hanging out with a little roo about her age (she's 20 weeks). I think he's a red sex link. They were just hanging together away from the flock, totally having a great time. The kids and I tried to catch her, but she did NOT want to be caught. We sort of chased her home (in a slow, gentle way) and her little boyfriend came along. Yesterday Felicity disappeared by herself again and today the boyfriend is in our yard without the rest of his flock. He's very considerate. He was scratching in the woods and found something tasty and called her over and moved back so she could eat. Our roo never does that. He's kind of a pig.

    So can this long distance love affair continue? Will she eventually just want to join his flock? He ours? Do chickens form lasting friendships or partnerships?

    It's actually very sweet. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  2. aduplantis

    aduplantis Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    So sweet !! Chickens are so fun !![​IMG]
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] WHAT A HUSSY! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think it's sweet. Maybe she didn't want an arranged marriage (your roos), so she found her own soul mate.
  5. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    So cute! Is he handsome?
  6. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010
    Like Romeo and Juliet, chicken-style. [​IMG]:hugs
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I think its time that you sit them all down and tell them about the birds and the bees!!! You don't want to wait until you have 10 or 15 babies running around your feet. I think that it's best that you nip it in the bud ASAP!!!
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
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  9. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    I'm going to try and get a picture of the lovebirds tomorrow. My roo keeps chasing the new guy off, but he just keeps coming back to hang with his girl. awww.....
  10. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    awwwww haha thats so sweet [​IMG] i hape your neighbors or you dont move till their love affair is over [​IMG]

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