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Rooster with OCD

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by NewToFarming, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Songster

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    Does anyone else have a rooster with an OCD problem? I have a silkie/ee mix that is not happy until he has all the silkies corraled into a corner!! He is driving me nuts! [​IMG] I named him Hank but have been calling him hitler lately!!!
    I even made a silkie playpen so they can go outside and have some space away from him. Well, he figured out he can get into this pen and immediately corraled him into a corner in there!
    Other than this problem, he is a very sweet boy who likes to be held and cuddled! I just don't know why he feels the need to put everyone in a corner like that!!!
     

  2. uncle rico

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    maybe he's being protective of his girls??
     
  3. NewToFarming

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    Do you think over-protective? If I don't physically take the girls out into the pen, they do not get out of the coop all day. They also have a hard time getting something to eat and drink in the coop because he chases them right back into the corner. There are other roos and I have rehomed 6 so far and another to be going very soon but I still have more to go. He even keeps some of the boys in the corner too that are smaller than him.???
    It seems like I have small flocks within the flock and the other roos will take their girls out to their areas they like to hang out and co-exist OK. I do have alot of space so they have room for this but Hank does not like them wandering out of that corner at all.
     

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