Rooster angry with hens this morning.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bookworm chick, May 13, 2010.

  1. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    I went down to the coop earlier than usual (all were still roosting) and opened their pop-door. Three of the hens immediately jumped down and rushed outside. The rooster escorted the rest out and then chased the three around the run trying to peck them. He did his little sideways, one wing down dance around them all before he calmed down.
    Yesterday we had a hawk hanging around the run (it's covered, they're bantams) and the rooster always chases the hen inside when the hawk is lurking. Is it possible that he was punishing the three hens because they didn't wait for him to check for danger first?
    He's never been a mean rooster, always looking out for his ladies. I was just astonished to see this behavior.
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Sounds more like he was just showing off for the ladies, doing his love dance & proving he's got the stuff they need. I simply LOVE chickens![​IMG]
  3. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    I agree with the above post!
  4. biddybird

    biddybird Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Salado Texas
    ditto on the post above!!
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My rooster wants lotsa lovin' every morning upon exiting the coop. That's the first thing he does: snags him one of the ladies. Then he goes for another one.

    I always think, lordy, Carl, couldn't you let her get herself a cup of coffee or a snack bug, first???
  6. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
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  7. karen71

    karen71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My hens used to mind my former rooster and let him go out of the coop first and scope out the scene.
    The hens completely ignore my current rooster though and all come running out willy nilly as soon as I open the door. Drives my roo absolutely bonkers. He runs here and there, wing dancing and trying to get the girls all in a tight bunch. They just obey him for a sec then take off again. It's a blast to watch.
    Come to think of it, I'm pretty much the same way with DH. Maybe I was a bad influence on the girls.
  9. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    It's so hard being a woman and trying to keep the man happy, lol. Guess it doesn't matter if you're human or chicken, we're all the same.
  10. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Quote:OH, I have so not understood the rules . . . . .. I thought it was the man's job to keep the woman happy - - - not the other way around. [​IMG]

    Good thing my DH doesn't know that it is suppose to be the other way around [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    sssshhhhh LET' S KEEP IT A SECRET ! ! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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