question?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chirping

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    So I have this rooster who use to be on top of the pecking order and a young cockerel just getting his spurs challenged him he won but now my use to be on top of the pecking order is now acting different he holds his tail down,eats a little and isn't as vocal anymore, is it because he lost or because he's recooperating from the fight? The top rooster now do sent bother him anymore he actually gave him some hens but he has specific hens he doesn't want him by what do you guys think?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

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    Deflated male ego???[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    I think a little of both. The pecking order can change at any time a challenge is provoked. It is highly unlikely that this defeated rooster will challenge the younger bird again and will appear to be more docile from here on out.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on TwoCrows' comments about your rooster. How many hens do you have in your flock? The recommended ratio is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    At least the new Top rooster, is allowing no. 2 to have some hens - sounds okay to me.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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

    X3 on TwoCrow's thoughts.
     
  7. mlwascom

    mlwascom In the Brooder

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    Welcome, this site has lots of great info!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I agree with the above posters--your rooster is probably acting a little "down" because he no longer wants to be/can be the dominant rooster.
     
  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    You've received good advice above.
     

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