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Unpredictable Mille Fleur D'uccle Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlockofFun, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. FlockofFun

    FlockofFun In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2008
    My Mille Fleur D'Uccle is very pretty, but he can be pretty nasty sometimes. I have these pink muck boots that I wear in the barn, and he has attacked me three times when I wear them. Nothing too agressive, just tries to spur me I think. Everytime he does it so quickly I don't get a chance to really see what he does.

    Since then, I keep an eye on him and whenever I turn around I can see him chasing me. Is it the pink color that is bothering him? When I wear other shoes it is not a problem.

    I don't want to get rid of him, but I don't want it to get out of control either. Any suggestions on what I should do? Nutty Roo.
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Maybe he hates pink? Try to pin him down to you think it is time to let him go. Let him know your the boss
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  3. FlockofFun

    FlockofFun In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2008
    I guess so, he is a real wierdo! I usually stomp at him and then chase him away.
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  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It's not scientific, but after I reformed my roo the only time he bothers me now is if I am wearing pink or red.
    My SO tells me they used to have to be careful what color clothing they wore into the commercial chicken houses. Certain colors would freak the chickens out resulting in deadly pile-ups.
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  5. Poultrylord

    Poultrylord Songster

    Oct 19, 2016
    Hollis Center, Maine
    It's a heritage thing with d'uccles, they have d'anver background which gives them a dominant demeanor.

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