Rooster question..

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

  1. Henrys mom

    Henrys mom New Egg

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    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?
    Thanks!
     
  2. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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