this typical rooster behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bantu, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brody, ( bantam gold laced cochin) is dragging Broody around by her head. And even though there are two feeders available he guards the food and refuses to let her eat, she's not ill. They free range with 3 other bantam Hens who he doesn't abuse but they also stay clear of him until they return to the coop. They actually run to the protection of my black copper Maran rooster ! His coop is on the other side of my property :confused: If this is not normal it's either the stewpot or new home.
    Frustated.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It's not normal in my experience. If you do not wish to breed from him, he'd make a good stock.
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I'd not breed him. Mean begets mean. He's not performing any admirable behaviors for a roo. He's a detriment to your flock. Eat him or rehome him.
     
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  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Age of rooster? History of relationship between rooster and flockmates?
     
  5. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's 6 months old and he was raised with the girls.
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Immature. Advice above out of context. Allow a couple more months for maturation. You might consider penning him apart during that interval.
     
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  7. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is with Broody. I really don't want to rehome him. When I bought mixed straight run banties I got 15 she was 1 of 4 females. She seemed upset that I rehomed 1 of the modern games If that is possible. So I really didn't want to upset her more.
     
  8. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is.... He took over the big girl flock. He is a perfect gentleman. He escort the girls to the nesting boxes, and stands guard . And when they free-range he herds them back to the group if they stray. Little Broody is still his main girl and despite her small size and moving into a new coop she ranks pretty high up in the pecking order. Brody doesn't allow bickering among the girls. Lol
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    I am so grateful for the advice. He was definitely immature. But now he knows how to treat the ladies with dances ,singing in finding food. He's beautiful and a real charmer. [​IMG]
     
  9. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broody and Brody.
     

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