Rooster coming when called?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Moxiechick, May 9, 2011.

  1. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a rooster last month, so that my girls would be protected while free ranging. I talk to my birds all the time, frequently addressing them by name.

    I've let them out a couple of times now. At one point each time, "Merlin" decided to wander over to the neighbors to check on their hens. Both times I called out "Merlin... what are you doing over there? Come back here and tend to your own girls!" (Or a variation to that effect!) Each time, he has stopped in his tracks, given me a thoughtful look for a moment, then he comes racing back at full speed! [​IMG] I tell him what a good boy he is, and he seems pleased with himself. [​IMG]

    Is this normal rooster behavior? I love this roo. He's good with the girls, peaceful to people and seems to have a good grasp of the English language! Seriously, the looks he gives sometimes and the noises he makes... [​IMG]
     
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  2. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have know idea but that is awesome! I would love to have a rooster like that! What breed is he?
     
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  3. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's an EE. I took some pics recently. I'll try to get them uploaded tomorrow. He's a picture from when he was still being quarantined. [​IMG]

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  4. Be glad he listens. Maybe he thinks he's working it for you too. Never know. He is a rooster.
     
  5. RcknSAHM

    RcknSAHM Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my hens coming running when they hear me approaching and if my youngest isnt out right away she does come out as soon as i call her name.
     
  6. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol! The hens come running when they hear me if they are in the run. So far, most of them seem to go selectively deaf when free ranging. [​IMG]
     
  7. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your roo looks just like ours. He comes pretty quick too.

    And a handful of grain for him and to share with his ladies encourages his behavior

    And that is a good thing to have too!
     
  8. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duplicate
     
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  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My dominant Roo, Carl (an EE) will come when I call him, but I think that's more timing on my part than obedience on his. [​IMG]

    I think your boy is going to be a great Flock Master for you.
     
  10. Hoosierchickens

    Hoosierchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Speckled Sussex roo that is the friendliest chicken in my flock. He loves to be held by my kids and will talk your ear off. When you get a good roo it's great!
     

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