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Rhodey, my roo, is in love... (this is quite a shocker!)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gumpsgirl, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    ... with me!!! [​IMG] He follows me around the yard all of the time talking to me (bhak-bhak talk!) and I just thought he was being a good boy and my buddy. Well, this morning when I let them all out to free range he came right up to me so I squatted down to chat with him. He proceeded to drop his wing and do his little rooster dance back and forth, back and forth. He then... (drum roll please) jumped up in my face and pecked my nose! [​IMG] It hurt, but I got so tickled at him that I sat there and laughed! I couldn't believe it! What a silly guy! [​IMG]
     
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  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    good to hear things are looking up for you and your chickens...

    Rhodey sounds like a real character and a people chicken... [​IMG]

    My hen Churkey used to show me the same kind of affection, she'd jump in my lap when i sat in the yard and would "bwark" at my fiancee if she got close.

    You should test Rhodey's love the same way using your husband as "bait".....
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I don't know if my husband would appreciate that very much. The chickens make him a little nervous. He was raised in the city and never had any experience with animals until he met me. If Rhodey went after him, I believe he'd pass out! [​IMG]
     
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:[​IMG] That was me before I read your post, afterwards this was me [​IMG] [​IMG] of course I have coffee dripping down my face too! [​IMG]

    What a funny roo! Thanks for making my morning!
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I thought it was pretty funny! I was really loving the dance show he was putting on for me, but I would have never guessed he was going to peck me too! That was just to darn funny! [​IMG] I'm still laughing about it!
     
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    He probably just wanted to do what roosters were created to do. [​IMG] [​IMG] lol
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, he has it bad for ya, Stacey, LOL. The problem is that what is cute now could escalate into something not so wonderful. One time when Suede was younger, he ran down the hill and did the wing drag thing. I wasn't sure if he was doing it at me or the young ladies in a nearby pen, but just to be safe, I grabbed up his hefty kiester and toted him around for awhile. I didnt want him bringing me down level with his other women. Whether it was my quick action or he really was aiming it at the other nearby ladies, he never did it again. Make sure Rhodey knows YOU are in charge, not him. Its great that he's friendly. He just needs to know his place in the scheme of things.
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the advice there Cyn! He just better behave, or he will definitely be out of here. I'm not having anything that I feed and take care of flog me. That will be it! We have crow downs every once in awhile! I won't back off until he does. It's kinda funny! He does get packed around just so he knows who is alpha and who is not. If he does it again, under my arm he will go and we will just have to take a nice long walk. [​IMG] It just caught me so off guard, it was made into something funny!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I would have laughed, too, then grabbed up his feathered behind. I bet he's just a youngster feeling his oats, so to speak.
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I guess I should have grabbed him up. Normally if he would have just bit me, I would have, but the dance was to funny! [​IMG]
     

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