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This is sooooo weird (roo behavior)!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When my younger flock goes to roost at night, one of my 6 week old chicks "Cash" roost right next to his dad "Impy". Impy is fine with it. However, the last few days the two other chicks, TJ and Rowdy, try to roost next to Impy and Impy has a big ol' hissy fit. He knocks them down and they end up roosting somewhere else.

    Isn't it weird that he would allow another cockerel to sleep next to him, but not the other two?

    One of these days I'm going to figure out roosters! [​IMG]
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Maybe Impy has picked Cash as his protoge?
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had an older roo 'mentor' a young cockerel a few years ago. When big roo found a bug, he called little roo and shared it. Little roo followed everywhere like a shadow. They weren't related at all, and had not been raised even remotely together. As soon as sexual maturity hit, though, the cockerel learned that he no longer had any weight lying with the older.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah, been trying to figure out a bachelor pad for my baby roos once maturity hits. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    Maybe you should ask him why! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
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    They're having a Heart-to-Heart. No pullets allowed [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:If he answers me, I'll let you know [​IMG]
     
  8. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Get a rabbit hutch or a dog crate off of crag's list and modify it. It makes the perfect bachelor pad for roos.
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    That is STRANGE. You'll have to update us when the little one matures.
     

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