Question about rooster manners

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whatsup chickenbutt, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just reading another post who said that their rooster lets the hens eat scraps first. It reminded me that Ive been noticing that when I feed the chickens, the rooster always walks around and doesnt eat anything, while the girls are gobbling up everything in site. I thought he was just timid, but Im wondering if this is the natural instinct of roosters, to let their ladies eat first. Anyone know?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It's their instinct. The rooster wants to insure his legacy with chicks. He feeds the hens so that she can provide him with healthy offspring.
    My roo beak feeds his favorite hens. That is to say, he holds the food in his beak and allows his hens to take it from him. He's also always quick to call the girls if he finds something good to eat while foraging.
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    Ladies: Send this thread to the gents in your life!
     
  4. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    AWWWWW ...now that is so sweet....I wondered why roos did that ...now I see they are being gentlemen ...how sweet!! [​IMG]
     
  5. moosenbudda

    moosenbudda Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess my roo needs to have an ettiqute check ! He fights all my ladies for food ! and scratches at it when they try to eat
     
  6. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I was just going to write about that!

    Today I was digging a vegitable bed, and the rooster was looking aroung in th dirt. He started making his "come here" noise, a deep, loud bocking. He had found a worm. My broody came over, with her nine babies, and he picked the worm up and dropped it in front of her.

    She started making her "come here" noise, to the babies, and she picked it up and dropped it for them. They jumped on it, and the rooster and the hen both stood and watched while the babies pulled this big fat worm apart.

    It was very neat to see. My roo also dances for his ladies.
     

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