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Rooster and roost?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Doesn't the most dominant member of the flock usually roost on the highest spot?? The last two nights since we moved the flock to their new coop I went in to check on them after they had bedded down and found the rooster near the bottom! There were two rungs full of ladies above him! What's up with that?

    Is my rooster a henpecked wuss!?!
  2. tim_TX

    tim_TX Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    Moving to a new coop, just like adding or removing birds can upset the pecking order.
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    My Alpha roo sometimes sleeps on the highest roost, sometimes he sleeps on the floor. [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My alpha roo always gets pick of his favorite spots, but if the girls start fighting about who gets to roost closest to him - I swear they act like a bunch of teenage girls all wanting to sit closest to the high school hunk - he occasionally gets knocked down and then finds himself some place else to roost.

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