Weird baby rooster?

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

  1. fledgling

    fledgling Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Keystone Heights, FL
    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
    Ditto... They are too young to be showing of there Rooness
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My grown chickens do that to each other at roost time. Just normal silly chicken behavior.

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