Rooster not allowed on roost??

Gracegirl16

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
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Cincinnati, OH
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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kuntrygirl

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
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Opelousas, Louisiana
Smart girls. Maybe he's in the dog house? Or in this case Chicken house?


Seriously though....... I have no idea. That is the first time I have heard of that.
 

Gracegirl16

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
27
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Cincinnati, OH
They are all exactly The same age. They have grown up together. I am not sure if it helps, but they are buff orpingtons.
 

Gracegirl16

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
27
0
22
Cincinnati, OH
Lol! I happen to think he is very handsome. Oh well...I guess the girls rule the coop!
. I caught him sleeping in a nesting box at one point.
 

justinwrites

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
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Oskaloosa, KS
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?
 

Ole rooster

Songster
8 Years
Jun 25, 2011
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Milner, Georgia
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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