Now, I've Seen It All....5 wk old Precocious Cockerel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My broody Nugget is back with the flock and her son she raised is almost 5 weeks old, living in the dog crate with his brother, who was raised by a different broody. Nugget was pacing the fence so I let her out and let him out with her. He was the happiest little rooster I've ever seen....then, I was stunned when I saw him tap his feet back and forth and drag his tiny wing at his mama! There was no mistake what he was doing and I think it's the wildest thing I've seen since he came out barred from his Blue Orp dad and RIR/Buff Orp mama. [​IMG]

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Eww... His mama [​IMG]
  3. Javamama

    Javamama Songster

    Jun 6, 2008
    Oh boy! Is his name Romeo? [​IMG]
  4. Sounds like a barred something in the woodpile, to borrow an old phrase........Pop
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    we call it beef, or getting ready fro some something [​IMG] i guess he wanted a peice of mama [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    [​IMG] Guess every roo has got to start somewhere.
  7. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    ewwww...... [​IMG]

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've seen actual mating behavior from an eight week old, but this is the first toddler-sized rooster dance Ive witnessed.

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