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Rooster's pecking order

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2008
    Okay, I have 3 Roos and the main guy is/was a Deleware. He started crowing at 9 weeks and is real big and so on. Well my EE started crowing about 2 weeks ago (they are both 15 weeks now). The Deleware would crow then the EE would crow. I noticed 2 weeks ago my Deleware started getting 3 really long tail feathers that curved over, for his impressive tail I guess. Anyway, today I noticed all 3 tail feathers missing from the Deleware (Foghorn) and it dawned on me that I haven't heard him crow in a few days. But the EE (Pecks) still crows all the time. Could Pecks have de-throned Foghorn? Or could something else be going on? When one is the dominant Roo do the others just take a back seat at crowing and such?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Could have been dethroned, could have just set in he's top, or could just be a quieter guy. If you watch them, might be able to see who is top as they will get dibs and the girls.

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