punky little roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Suess hens, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    I have a very obvious 3 week old roo, Pass Out. At three weeks old he is already out to protect. He struts, walks with his neck stretched out, and chases away anything he thinks isn't okay (including the 2 week old chicks that go out during the day but weren't raised in the same brooder with him). I am guessing based on this behavior he is my only roo???

    edit: I know he is a roo based on comb and wattle growth at 3 weeks old. He has very noticable pinkish red wattles already, and his comb stands up over his fuzzy head.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  2. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm not really sure what the ? is it that you only have one roo? A lot of chicks fool their owner's for quite a long time(sometimes as long as 10 weeks). You could have at least one or two less dominant ones(I know I did).
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