ROO odd behavior when pet sitter came

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dar, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a sultan rooster. He has ALWAYS been skittish runs away like chicken little...I swear he is bawking "the sky is falling"

    I had a pet sitter come over the weekend and she is afraid of chickens [​IMG] so her boyfriend came..(i work with the both of them so that was ok by me).. but when he went to go into the coop to collect eggs and to close the chicken door and my sultan chased him out of the coop.. the spurs were flying. he went to go back after dark when they should be sleeping... NOOOOOO the rooster went flying at him again.

    Now picture this ~~~~~~~~~

    grown man.. 6'3".. about 250 lbs
    walking into the coop with a childs winter sled holding it like a police riot gear shield all to collect eggs from the chickens.

    then he ran into my broody hen.. so he found the bucket...

    slowly but the bucket over the broody slowly moving her out of the way all the while keeping an eye on the ninja sultan in the corner.

    I almost died as his girlfriend was telling me this.

    so the chickens were well taken care of this weekend... but why would the sultan all of a sudden go from the nervous nelly to the ninja attack chicken?

    the sultan has never gone after the kids or hubby..my daughter brings her friends to the coop all the time without incident
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:1. He didn't know the stranger.
    2. Your daughter's friends are in her company; that stranger wasn't escorted by any known person.

    Simple. Chickens are sometimes smarter than you would think.
     
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] that is interesting [​IMG] and funny, maybe he thought the big stranger was a real threat to his hens, so his mean side emerged.
     
  4. vincehick

    vincehick Out Of The Brooder

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    i think he was just doing his job;). but keep watch, i had (HAD) a over protective roo that started to go after the kids, that he new his whole life. i never would have thought
     
  5. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I almost died laughing while reading this! [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    As a kid somewhere 7 decades or so ago [​IMG], I had a very large RIR rooster. I'm not real big now and needless to say was much smaller then but never had a problem with 'Big Red.' I got sick and my BIL, 6'+ was sent to gather eggs. Red ran him right out of the coop. [​IMG] The moral of the story: Strangers beware of the flock master. [​IMG]
     

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