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Rooster In Hiding

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kramspott, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Kramspott

    Kramspott In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2010
    I have two roosters that we hatched together and raised together now 18 months old.

    One is an Ameracauna and the other a Buff Orpington.

    The buff has a good 2 lb advantage to the Ameracauna, however, since their birth has always played second fiddle to the A. The A is the cock of the walk.

    This week the Buff, not hurt or injured, is living in hiding.

    Last night I discovered him in a separate brooding box and roost I built separate from the main coop with his head in the corner hiding in shame.

    Today, during daylight hours he began doing the same thing. He's fine, mates with the hens, but has been cast out of the coop.

    Thoughts? [besides making him a good dinner...]

    Kurt & Heidi

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I would try to put him back into the coop with the girls and the other rooster every time you catch him secluding himself.[​IMG]
  3. Kramspott

    Kramspott In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2010
    Did that same process with younger chickens last fall - never thought I'd have to do it with an ole- timer...
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    oh... how sad! [​IMG]

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