your experiences with Brahma roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoChick, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. GoChick

    GoChick Songster

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    OK... one month later...

    So, got a Dark Brahma cockerel. Quarantined. cutie. gangly teenager. he's now 6 months old.

    Introduced him to the 13 chickens

    I put him in the coop at night, was there in the morning when they all woke up. He could not believe his luck!! 13 girls!!! He tried mounting them right away, only to be pecked at and scared off each time. he spent the first day inside the coop, literally making crying sounds... poor thing...

    Next day, he tried a more romantic approach, pecking at a plant and calling the girls. I noticed he was pecking at a hosta - poisonous - so I shooed him away. luckily my free ranging girls are smart and didn't eat the hosta bites he was trying to poison them with.

    and this is going on and on... the older 6 hens don't allow him to come near, so he is staying with the 7 younger ones, who tolerate him but don't let him mate... this is going on for a week, and now he doesn't even try to find food for the girls or anything. he is the first to run for treats, and eats it all himself. he is in love with my only Brahma girl (birds of a feather stick together?) - he tries to roost close to her, follows her, but is not trying to mate her... will he change?
     
  2. pawsplus

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    WOW!! I think that's JUST what my Bianco will look like when he's older He's Brahma X RIR. Your Butters sounsd great!

    Here's Bianco at around 14 weeks:

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  3. AngelaB

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    I have a Brahma hen, the roo had to go to the family farm (because of the crowing) We didn't know he was a roo as a chick....

    Anyways, he's a wonderful rooster and very sweet. He eats right out of my hand and gets really excited when he hears my voice or my daughter's. We see him about once a month now. I just saw him last weekend and he is crowing wonderful now and is a big sweetie. He's more friendly than my hen is.

    Here are a couple vids. Sorry it is sideways, I taped with my cell phone camera and don't know how to get it rotated... This is in my in-laws coop.



     
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  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:He's young yet, give him time. And yes, when they are unhappy brahma roos can make the most pitiful sounding cries.
     
  5. GoChick

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    Quote:Hi Gritsar,

    I'll give him time. I had never heard a chicken "cry" before, it broke my heart!!! Poor thing...
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Hi Gritsar,

    I'll give him time. I had never heard a chicken "cry" before, it broke my heart!!! Poor thing...

    My Thor made me mad one time, and one time only. I shut him up in the coop and let his girls free range. He cried all day.
     
  7. pinkwindsong

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    give him time to settle in and for the girls all of them to accept him as a mature rooster.. he is still young. his showing off is done and now its time to build his place int he flock.. nature will take care of this for you.. one day you'll just notice everything is going right..

    good luck have fun with him...
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  8. GoChick

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    Quote:Thanks!!
     

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