Rowdy Little Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melandtodd, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. melandtodd

    melandtodd Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I was beginning to wonder if our 14 week old Golden Polish rooster was not going to be super "manly" with our 14 week old Australorpe hens........Well, today the hubby was holding a hen for the neighbor girl to pet the hen. The hen was calm and docile, but making that "purring" kind of low murmur while the girl was petting her. Out of the blue--that little rooster came around her and pecked her little hand!! [​IMG] The little girl yanked it back, but said it did not hurt and she was fine. Shocked, but fine. Guess he is "The Man" and was protecting his gals![​IMG]
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Just keep an eye on him; he needs to know that humans aren't fair game when it comes to protection!
     
  3. melandtodd

    melandtodd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, TigerLilly. You are right and we will. He has been very, very mild and behaved so far, but we are aware that we need to keep an eye on him. Our 10 year old has trained them to follow her around and eat out of her hand--but we will watch him.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes do keep an eye on him. My dude used to peck the hen when I picked them up and they fussed, but one day he pecked me instead, then followed it up with a flying jump that was ended abruptly with a foot. We discussed the matter at length and I doubt he'll be correcting this "hen" again soon.
     

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