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What exactly is my roo doing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by teeville5, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. teeville5

    teeville5 Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ok, I have a 15 week old RIR roo and yesterday when I let everyone out, he started to do something that he never did before. He was the first one out and as the ladies started to come out, he randomly started biting a few. He did this to about 4 of the 18 ladies. He would kind of run up to them, grab them by the back of the neck, and yank out a feather or two at which they would screech and run away from him. So I'm wondering is this an 'I am dominant' thing with him or is this the 'I want to have a go' hormones kicking in?

  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    yes, he is just starting to want to breed the ladies, but he doesn't really get what to do yet [​IMG] the girls might not let him for a few more months and if he is the gentlemenly type he'll respect thier wishes. if not.... well you'll have some pretty beat up girls [​IMG]
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    Congratulations! [​IMG] You are the proud parent of a hormone driven teenager! [​IMG]
  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Darn. That's what I thought. His crowing became regular this past week and I had a feeling the hormones would come right after that. [​IMG]
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    He's practicing but hasn't quite figured out what to do yet.
  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    He is getting that primal urge. That all of creatures get from what I remember. I think I had it.[​IMG]
  7. teeville5

    teeville5 Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    He is trying his best to figure it out today. He won't leave the ladies alone. [​IMG] Every so often I can hear one of them out there bokking like crazy. When I went out there, it was kind of funny because I was watching them from my deck and wherever he went, the ladies were scattering away. [​IMG] One, in fact, got right up in his face and started fighting him away from the others which made me worry for her because I don't want her hurt, but she's holding her own pretty good. Must be the defender of the group. Maybe I should name her Xena. [​IMG]

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Flock Dynamics. Aren't they fun? Sometimes?

  9. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    They are not very graceful in there early hormonal stage!

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