Roo behaviour, nice to the ladies...but not so protective?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by X2Farm, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    So The Girls and Roo have been free ranging a bit the last few days. Yesterday, we were in the house for a bit, and I heard squacking, and ran out to check. Sure enough, the barn cat decided to play chase the hen! Well, Big Daddy didn't seem to go on the defense, he was about 20ft away with the 3 other girls, letting the one get chased. Are then some roo's that just aren't really protective? Even if they have the other good traits like treating the ladies well, finding them treats, etc? [​IMG] Or was it that he was squacking for me to come out there and take care of it, sort of like a co-leader thing? [​IMG]
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    All roosters are different. I do find that alot of them are smart enough to know when to stay out of trouble that they can't handle-hence why they stick to giving out treats and finding suitable nests. Some of them are real whimps. Others will make up for their lack of 'being the man' by warning the hen in danger as well as the others when trouble is lurking-even so obviously. From time to time I come across a rooster that will actually protect their hens.
     

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