Skittish Boy

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckcluckgirl, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Today I added a 4-5 month old rooster to my flock of 12 hens and 3 ducks. The rooster didn't hurt any of them, just he's really skittish. He is the size of my girls, but runs away when they come near him. Will he eventually realize that he's the alpha, in time?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems that some time needs to pass so that he gets settled into the flock. He is a tad young as well at 5 months. I imagine he will assume his role more once he matures. I would suspect rooster behavior is based more on being a rooster than it is on size.

    Chris
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    The lady I got him from said he was 16 weeks old, but when we saw him, he looked more like 5 months old. She said he was as big as his 'momma' at 6 weeks! That would explain why he's so big!
     
  4. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He could be that young. Depending on breed and genetics some get huge.
     
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    The lady I got him from said he was 1/2 RIR and 1/2 BO.
     
  6. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  7. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Yes. I will do my best and try to post it soon.
     
  8. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In any case, dont worry. He will need to mature and get to know the girls. He is a new comer thrown in with some older birds and it is their house. He will settle in, it takes alittle while.
     
  9. cluckcluckgirl

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    Thanks. Sorry, but can't post a pic yet. My camera doesn't have any batteries.
     

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