Rooster that is a chicken chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spies04, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. spies04

    spies04 Chirping

    May 28, 2011
    Well, I have been letting one of our two roosters live in a large dog kennel to get some of his feathers back. I let him out every so often to move around and get with the other hens. But the odd thing is he actually loves the kennel and more often than not, he doesn't want to come out of the kennel even if I leave the door open. And when he is out, he is practically hysterical moving from box to box and really, does not want to have a lot of contact with the hens. I have never had a rooster act like his. He is much more content living in this dog kennel by himself. Plus the hens are still obsessed with his back feathers which may be adding to this. He is not aggressive at all and will actually eat from my hand.

    And the saga goes on:th

    I don't plan to get rid of him and if he would rather live in the dog kennel by himself, that is OK too. I am just not sure if I am doing the right thing for him. It has been too cold and snowy for them to go out which leaves them confined together.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    You have a hermit rooster!! [​IMG]
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Aww he sounds like a sweetie, is there a possibility of getting him some of his own hens? Maybe a girl or two?
  4. spies04

    spies04 Chirping

    May 28, 2011
    Actually, many of the hens he is with he was hatched with. We are really trying to keep everyone in the same house because it is much more fit for the winter months. The kennel is large enough that we had put a hen in there with him and all he said was no thank you [​IMG].

    It is the oddest thing. But he is just the sweetest. To be perfectly honest, if I had to choose between this and having a rooster hunting me from around the corner, I will take this all day long.
  5. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Songster

    Oct 30, 2011
    I don't know,
    My Coop
    he sounds nice [​IMG]

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