Rooster question..

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

  1. Henrys mom

    Henrys mom New Egg

    Sep 5, 2011
    I bought 4 chickens at 6 weeks old. One was a Rooster. (Gus) I loved to see him develop his own "style" of crowing, it was unique to say the least. I had a co-worker who needed a home for her last remaininf beautiful black laying hen (about 3 yrs old). I brought her into the flock and she was accepted by the girls. But Gus, on the other hand, tried to kill her. REALLY. This was not a mating thing. I tried everything, but since I got chickens for the eggs, and the new hen was laying, I had to find a good home for Gus. I did, and he is doing well among a flock of Bantams!
    Question is - why would this rooster attack a chicken? I mean, c'mon, she could have been a part of his "harem"
    Any insights to this behavior?
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    She was an intruder to him. Violated the sanctity of his world. [​IMG]
  3. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    Rosters can change their behavior from one day to the next ... I had 4 roos that grew up together has chicks ... they were
    all getting along fine for the last 5 months until today. When I came home from work I found 3 of the roos were ganging up on, and would have probably killed the 4th roo.

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