Young Rooster Behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PrettyChick, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. PrettyChick

    PrettyChick New Egg

    Feb 25, 2013
    I'm new to having chickens. I bought 6 chicks last week and one I have learned is a male, what behaviors chould I start expecting from him?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not much. Until he is older, say around 12 weeks, you normally don't see much difference at all. All chicks chest bump and find their place in the pecking order.

    At 16 weeks, you'd likely notice his manhood coming through, crowing, taking a strong leadership role in the flock. At 20 weeks, he may become quite hormone charged and start mounting the hens, the best he can.

    Hope that helps.
  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012

    but he might start crowing earlier, i bought this batch of EEs, and at 7 weeks all the roosters were crowing! [​IMG] so young..

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