rooster questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by artsyrobin, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    had my gang out for their free time, and two of them got too close to the dog fence, well, these dogs thought it was snack time - i yelled, the hens scrambled away from the fence, well, i looked to my side and my roo that i have been trying to tame (daily holding etc) was standing next to me in defense mode. not sure if he was coming after his hens, or me- so my question, when you have 2 roos defending their girls, will they fight predators side by side? cause he had all the chance in the world to come after me, but instead stood close by- no aggression other than just standing with his hackles up- he is a 6 month old BR - just wondering

  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    He's a pretty boy.

    Maybe when you hollered at the dogs he took it as a threat to his ladies. Was he standing between you and the hens?

    Roosters are odd little guys-I honestly watch mine all the time to try to figure out his behavior because he went from being my little lap baby(HUGE mistake) to flogging me.

    I would advise just watching him because the first time they jump on you comes out of nowhere.
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Not sure about the 2 roo's working side by side to fight predators. They may both decide to defend the flock, but not necessarily together.

    If I were you I would keep a close eye on the one raising his hackles at you. That's the way my RIR cockerel started acting about a week before he flogged me. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since I adjusted his attitude a little, and I've had no more problems from him. I don't want him scared of me, I just want him to respect me. After giving the girls their snack, he will come to me and lean against my right leg to get his. I think he may end up being one of the best ones I've ever had. I didn't want to cull him because he is so good with the flock.


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