Will my rooster ever like hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixiechick, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Polish rooster who only likes the one silkie pullet he was raised with. He keeps my other three hens run off. Sometimes he won't even let them come out of the house. They all hatched back at the beginning of April. Will he grow out of this and be at least cordial to the other hens? [​IMG]
     
  2. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?[​IMG]
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, obviously, he has a special friend. But my guess would be that eventually he'll take to the rest of the flock. Especially if he is the only rooster.

    Our Golden Campine roo mates with all the hens. He roosts next to our Rhode Island Red and Delaware hens at night. During the day he hangs with our White Face Black Spanish hen.
     
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  4. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hopse so. Right now, all the other hens are afraid of him and I was afraid I would have to get rid of him.
     
  5. jose408

    jose408 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well you see you dont know what a rooster wants there is sometimes where a rooster needs his own time and sometime he doesnt just let him he would mate with them even if he doesnt like them and if he hurts any of your hens than eat him but dont worry just keep eye so he wont hurt them
     
  6. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will most likely happen while you aren't there to see. I think they plan it.
     
  7. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I feel a little better. That's sorta what I thought. I'll keep an I on him.
     

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