Young Roo questions...not crowing but the behavior is DEF there?

Mama2B&D&...Chickens

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I have lavender and lemon cuckoo babies...still not sure how many are Roo verses pullet but I have 1 adult EE Roo for a little background...he's really the best Roo by far I've ever had but is it bc of him that there not crowing? I even had one lav come after me (stinker-he's 1st to go and of course he was my favorite?) which I thought is early for attitude in my experience but anyhow...AND I've seen them try and mount the girls!? There getting to laying age but not there yet so what in the world! TOO much hormones? Tks!
 

Kelsie2290

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Feb 18, 2011
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Ya, a lot of times an older dominant roo will stop young roosters from doing much crowing or acting out. The adolescents will still act like roos, jump the girls etc if they can get away with it, but they are definitely better behaved if there is a boss roo around. Young roos tend to mature faster than the pullets, so they will be trying to mate with the girls before the girls are willing to cooperate. Think all teenage roos have way tooo much in the way of hormones.
 

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