Weird baby rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fledgling, May 16, 2009.

  1. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All our chickens are over a month old. We have segregated them into a large meat flock and a small laying flock (hand-picked gentle hens). I have two obvious roosters in the meat flock and so I tried out each one with the laying flock. Bachelor #1 is an Orpington and he got into it with the Orpington hens. He kept ducking under them and upsetting them. Is this normal? I put him back in the meat flock and tried out Bachelor #2, a Barred Rock. This rooster also dove underneath he hens, but not as often.

    I think we'll go with Bachelor #2 because he's nicer to the hens but what the heck is with the rooster going under the hens?
     
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    I would think since they are so young the roosters think your hens are mommas and may want cuddled, warmth! Just a guess [​IMG]
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Ditto... They are too young to be showing of there Rooness
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My grown chickens do that to each other at roost time. Just normal silly chicken behavior.
     

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