Rooster not allowed on roost??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gracegirl16, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Gracegirl16

    Gracegirl16 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I go out to shut the chickens in at night, the hens won't let the rooster get up on the roost. He sleeps on the floor...any ideas on why that is?
     
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Smart girls. Maybe he's in the dog house? Or in this case Chicken house? [​IMG]

    Seriously though....... I have no idea. That is the first time I have heard of that. [​IMG]
     
  3. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a young rooster? My older hens were mean to my rooster until he got old enough to respect.

    Lisa
     
  4. Gracegirl16

    Gracegirl16 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all exactly The same age. They have grown up together. I am not sure if it helps, but they are buff orpingtons.
     
  5. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Maybe they just don't think he's cute enough to sleep with. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gracegirl16

    Gracegirl16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol! I happen to think he is very handsome. Oh well...I guess the girls rule the coop! [​IMG]. I caught him sleeping in a nesting box at one point. [​IMG]
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    He must not be old enough yet to put them in their place.

    That'll change over time. If it doesn't you'll need to get another rooster.
     
  8. justinwrites

    justinwrites Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at the risk of hijacking your thread. I have a hen who has just decided she's found a better place after several months of roosting in the hen house. 16 feet up in a tree. This behavior started about 2 months after a opossum (deceased) almost had a meal. This has been going on for about a week now. I can't get her down. I"m going to resort to a ladder I think. And then tonight I came out to put them up for the night. She's in her tree, and one of my two roo's is sitting on the rail to my porch sound a sleep!

    All I can think is that there must be something bothering them and I can't find it. Ideas?
     
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the problem is the rooster is just plain 0 hen pecked. His gonads have come into play yet. Mine is the first in at night, the first out, and the girls fight to get a seat next to him at night. The meekest one I have are the BO. They wait till all the fussing done, then go in and have a seat.
     

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