When does a roo act like a roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cariboujaguar, May 11, 2009.

  1. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    The chicks have been indoors 2 days now and are becoing friendly, but there is a chick who is much bigger then the rest, already has tail feathers and it acts protective of everyone and kind of aggressive, the others will huddle behind it and it will peck at people sticking their fingers through the door and will flap and cheep aggessively. Could it be a roo? Their estimated age is 2 weeks...
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I don't think so. According to the new "Chickens" magazine page 9, "a hen may assume the duties of the cock in flocks without a rooster . She will stop laying and begin crowing" . It doesn't say anything about mating.

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