Roo Dominace Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Panhanle RIR, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay i thought i had only 1 roo my RIR Pheonix but when phoenixs babies were released one hen (SLW Snow) started to bite and kick them so i put her in another part of the run away from the other chickens since then s/he has never laid another egg so i got to thinking maby she is a he but he has never crowed so i wondered if the beta roo would crow and if maby i hav another roo

    o and also part of his/her comb got froze off last winter but is still as big as his/her sisters Checkers and s/he is also smaller than his/her sister
     
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never raised the breeds you mention. However, I had 1 of 4 BO's that I thought might be a hen and had others tell me the same. The roos were mean, especially to my white rock hens so I culled 3. The girly roo who had never crowed was left in the pen with the ladies. Immeciately he began to crow and since he turned out just as mean he got culled also.
     
  3. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya that sounds like snow because s/he is our pet
     
  4. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chickens?
     

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