new rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by emilybrewster, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. emilybrewster

    emilybrewster New Egg

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    Have two hen's, almost a year ago, I saved rooster lost in woods. He would of not made it thru night.i caught one hen pecking the other hen after they got to the top of coop for the night. The rooster took one of the hen's spot.why
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure what you're asking.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Chickens have a pecking order....1 is the leader and each bird has a place on down from this leader. Generally the flock leader will be the rooster. If no rooster is in your flock, one of the hens will be the flock leader even if it is over 1 bird. Flock leaders get to pick their roosting spot, they rule the roost.

    So when the rooster came on the scene, he took the best roosting spot.

    Good luck with your flock!
     
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  4. emilybrewster

    emilybrewster New Egg

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    Oh, Emily my white one can be nasty to my red one Dharma. Now will I have chick's? I have never done anything like this before.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Check out the BYC Learning Center for a lot of chicken info. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center If one of your hens decides to go "broody" and set on eggs properly, if your new rooster is doing his job, she should be able to hatch out chicks... there are several articles in the Learning Center on Broody hens and raising chicks.
     
  6. If you have a Rooster and some hens you more likely will have some chicks some day if you do not watch where the hens lay their eggs.

    Welcome to BYC! from Riverside California. [​IMG]
     
  7. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hope you enjoy the forum!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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