Rooish behaviors this young, really???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by harleyjo, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can hardly believe that I have seen this today but my 7 week old RIR roo is trying to mount the little pullets. He is grabbing their necks like they do. I sure hope this doesn't tell me he is going to be a brute with the girls when he gets older.[​IMG]
     
  2. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    It is a might bit early.......but then you might wind up with some little [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL the [​IMG] is so appropriate. We've had a roo start to "fight" at 3 weeks. It was at that time we suspected he was a roo and he did turn out to be one. The mounting business at this age...ugh! [​IMG] and tell him they are your hens! Seriously, its one way they say to ensure you're Alpha Roo. I'm sure you disrupt him each time he does it but keep it up, that's YOUR hen he's messin' with.
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't want to deal with nasty roos. I have a good one now but he a mixed breed and I want to breed for layers so I got some RIR roos.
     

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