Rooster affectionate with ducks aggressive with hens

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  1. heidijbrown

    heidijbrown New Egg

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    I have a six month old copper maran rooster who is affectionate with ducks and aggressive with hens. The chickens and ducks are separated. This rooster flies over to visit the ducks. Will this behavior stop on its own?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually I have never heard of that behavior before. I was going to suggest you post on the ducks thread BUT, it is a rooster with the problem. Are you sure he is a rooster?

    I was thinking maybe a hen far down in pecking order, visits the ducks because they don't bully her. I'll be interested in seeing what other responders have to say.
     
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. He sounds like one confused rooster. I'm Sorry, I'm not much help, but I just wanted to welcome ya! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    That sounds like the most logical explanation. If "he" really is a roo then he has one heck of an identity crisis!

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  5. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. heidijbrown

    heidijbrown New Egg

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    Thank you for all the warm greetings!

    Drumstick Diva, the chicken that spends time with the ducks is indeed a rooster.
    Odd behavior for sure. I hope he becomes more friendly with his gals soon and leaves the ducks alone.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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