New Buff Orpington Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CONTONHOOTCH, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. CONTONHOOTCH

    CONTONHOOTCH Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently purchased a 7 mo old BO Rooster. He has not started to crow yet but everytime my husband goes into the coop to get the eggs from the nests, the roo starts pecking at him. Any reason why this could be happening to him. When I go into the coop, the Roo just runs outside clucking alot but does not peck at me. Also, does anyone have any insite on this type of Roo's behavior patterns and what we should be looking forward to?[​IMG]
     
  2. Rhawn

    Rhawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe its a male thing?
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    By 7 mos, most roos hve already started crowing but there are always the late bloomers, I had a BA roo one time that I didn't think would ever start crowing.
    I also purcaced a Buff Orp roo that ended up being very aggressive, I broke him from it grabbing him and pinning him and kind of fighting him, but don't kick at him or anything the way another rooster would do if they were really fighting bc their natural instinct would be to fight back that way, just pin him down and ruff him up a little to show him who's boss and he should quit being aggressive. But "behavior patterns" will vary from bird to bird.
     
  4. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is trying to show off for the girls. I have Black Orp cockerel doing the same thing. They'll do it once and a while. I just pick him up and hold him for a while. And he thinks twice about it now.
     

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