Rooster Tends Juvenile Offspring Much Longer Than Hen Tends Chicks

centrarchid

Crossing the Road
10 Years
Sep 19, 2009
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Holts Summit, Missouri
I have been watching a free ranging game rooster very closely as he interacts with his free ranging flock. Male offspring have been crowing for about 2 weeks now yet he still provides food and stands between them and threats (hawks). He also drives off other birds when at feeding stages but allows his own offspring to remain. Has anyone observed similar? I would very much like to have similar social arrangement with red and grey jungle fowls to see how they compare to be meanest breed out their.
 

macdoogle2

Songster
8 Years
Apr 3, 2011
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San Diego
Don't know about chickens or other birds but my male cockatiel tends his babies way past the time that they can feed themselves. Mom pretty much ignores them but Dad is ever vigilant.
 

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