Weird roo behavior??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gaillardia, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. gaillardia

    gaillardia Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    My EE roo does something odd each evening at dusk. Before they all head into the hen house, he goes headfirst, between the cochin's legs and settles in. She just stands there over him, while he gets cozy. He never does this with the EE, RIR, BR, or CW. Is he reverting to the childhood he never had? I imagine that, with her fluffy legs, the cochin has the warmest under-dwellings. I told him that it just doesn't look manly to act like a 3 day old chick, but he doesn't mind.
  2. clothdiaperingmom

    clothdiaperingmom Songster

    Feb 7, 2010
    Sweetwater, TX
    Sounds cute anyway [​IMG]
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    We need pictures! [​IMG]
  4. gaillardia

    gaillardia Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Larkspur, CO
    I was finally around to take a photo of Brie (named him when he was a chick) tucking in under the Buff Cochin. I was on the upper deck and that is as close as my camera would go, but at least I was able to snap a shot. When I went down the stairs, they thought they were getting a treat and I lost the photo op.

  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    He misses his mommy! [​IMG]
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    Awwww....What a cute pic!!!
  7. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    Arrested development [​IMG]
  8. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    That is just too cute! And the Cochin is lookin at him like "What is up with this guy?".

  9. Big dreams

    Big dreams Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Funny, and cute, chickens are so strange.[​IMG]
  10. amyklebust

    amyklebust Hatching

    Dec 5, 2008
    I have a question about my Cochin rooster - He's about 2 years old, and recently his son was really mean to him, beating him up bloody before I was able to separate them. I've removed the young aggressor from the flock, but poor old Silver has...lost his mojo. His wattles and comb have grown pale, and he doesn't crow anymore, or (as near as I can tell) mate with the hens anymore. He's always been a nice guy, and I'd like to keep him on as my sole rooster, but I'd also like to hatch eggs again someday.

    Does anyone have relevant experience with this? Is there any hope he might bounce back, or has he permanently lost all status in the flock?

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