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will a cockeral call another cockeral to food?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klf73, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I bought a "pair" of birds. They are only 14 weeks old and the seller told me she was unsure of gender and sent me pics. It's a breed we are both unfamiliar with so I told her it was ok if they turned out both cockerals because I have 2 pullets. They got here yesterday. I let them out today and when I fed them the probable cockeral called the other over the way my roo does to his girls...so, I have never had a "pair" , usually flocks that are hatched. So does this mean the other is a pullet or would he have done that to a guy friend too?
     
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 boys who live together and I have seen two of my boys pick up and put down the treat while calling the others over. They let them have the worm or whatever it is.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Some of mine will do the same out in the bachelor pen.
     
  4. bscorpio73

    bscorpio73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Since I don't have any roos, I can't answer that question, but my hen would call her chicks over. That was the first time I had ever seen chickens do that. [​IMG] My chicks are now 6 weeks, and she doesn't do it anymore. They now have to fend for themselves. Funny birds.

    Not really a bird expert, just wanted to share my experience. [​IMG]
     
  5. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:interesting.. my chicks don't believe in sharing.. in fact, my EE firmly believes "What's mine is mine and what's yours will be mine once I catch you!"
     

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