Why is he nuzzling me? *SOLVED*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MochaDuck, May 24, 2019.

  1. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Songster

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    So my cockerel (Ty) just nuzzled his beak into my hand when I put him down. He's a very sweet cockerel, and likes attention. But is it affectionate, or agressive?
    Thanks all
     
  2. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    My roosters are very friendly. One in particular used to nuzzle against my cheek, he now jumps on my shoulder any chance he gets.
     
  3. MochaDuck

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    Aww!!! So sweet! I was holding ty a few minutes before I nuzzled me and petting him, and he payed his beak on my arm and started to go to sleep.
     
  4. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    We house raise ours so they are usually very affectionate. I personally like them being a little clingy, people will say it's not good.
     
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  5. MochaDuck

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    Why do they say it's not good?
     
  6. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Well maybe because if you bend over or squat down they are quick to jump up on you, and it doesn't matter who is bending over. The kids always thought it was funny when they would get on their heads as babies, try that with a full size chicken! :lau
     
  7. MochaDuck

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    :gig:gig:gig
     
  8. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    My brother was helping me build my coop, my rooster cuddles jumped on his back twice when he bent over to do something. :eek:
     
  9. RooBok

    RooBok In the Brooder

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    It seems like an affectionate thing - they tend to be a bit more pointed otherwise in my experience.
    A couple of my roosters were very competitive about who could steal whatever I was eating when I went outside for a while, and they really got optimistic about teeth - that's pretty much the only downside I've had to clingy boys. They like to be fed mouth to beak
     
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  10. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    They're silly. :p
     
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