What should I do about Bob? - Updated

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FrontPorchIndiana, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Bob seems to have some issues with social skills.


    I can't keep him with his brothers that are being held in a separate pen until it's time to go to freezer camp. For whatever reason they don't like him. I watched them chase him around until he finally found a hole in the ground where he hid his head from them. I felt bad for him so I decided he could stay after all. He really is a sweet bird and not even a little bit aggressive to me. He loves to sit in my lap and be petted. Problem is, so does his other brother Hermie. Whom I love. Hermie is kind to the girls and is a good protector of them. But when I put Bob in with Hermie and the girls, Hermie starts getting freaked out. It's like he's on protective overdrive.

    Bob doesn't help matters by trying to, well you know, with the girls only it's clear he has NO clue what he's doing. He also likes to occasionally goose Hermie and his sisters. I've never seen Bob intentionally being mean, but he does inflict pain with his goofy behavior. Because of that they all run from him. It got so bad they would all go inside the coop and Bob would have to stay outside all by himself. I have him separated into his own temporary little coop and run now. Everyone seems happier, but I'm worried Bob's going to get lonely.

    So is there any hope I'll be able to integrate him back in the flock? Or do I need to build him a bachelor pad? I really don't want to get rid of him.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
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    Freezer camp! Heehee...that's a good one!
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    By the way...I love your website! It is entertaining as well!

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2008
  3. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Can't really help you, just wanted to say that Bob is one beautiful boy!!!!!!!!

    Could he have just a hen or two of his own?
  4. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    He is lovely!

    Freezer camp??!! [​IMG]

  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    If he is in his own pen give him a couple girls to call his own.
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Bob's too cute to not have a girlfriend. How many of you ladies out there have a man only you and his mama could love? Goofballs need love too.
  7. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
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    [​IMG] Oh, I can't wait to show this thread to my DH. To think, Bob's stayin' 'cause of him. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2008
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    Reminds me of the movie "What About Bob".
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    I'm just cracking up thinking back to the prom. Bob's in the corner watching all the "popular" cocks dance.

    That is... Until he meets the hen that never got picked for the girls soccer team or the cheerleading squad.

    There she was. Their eyes meet...the music plays...(the chicken dance, of course)...beak to beak....they fall in love...

    ....And you finish the rest of the story....

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  9. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    Bob is a handsome guy!

    I just got lost on your Blogspot, very good reading.
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    AWE Bob is so sweet,,,,I am glad he is not going to freezer camp. I had a couple roos that were at the bottom of the totem pole. They would pretty much have to stay in the coop or close to the coop all day to stay away from alpha roo. But as soon as alpha roo turned his back and there was a hen around boy they would work fast. It is like their whole day was watching the alpha roo so as soon as he wasnt paying full attention they could get a chance at one of the hens. That poor alpha roo would be running from one end of the yard to the other trying to round up all the hens and watch the gangster boys. As soon as he would take care of one problem a hen would decide to go off on her own and he would have to run back across the yard.

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