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Hen pecked

Post by KimChick » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Not knowing how chickens think.... in every situation..... does anyone have any idea why a rooster would allow a hen to peck feathers out of the front of his neck?
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Brian » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:10 pm

Bored or lack of protein in their diet. Are they locked in?
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Jaye » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:47 pm

Feather picking can also be a social thing. Like Brian said, though, it's worthwhile to give them other diversions. It may minimize the amount of time they spend contemplating each other's chests/necks/tails ... ;-)
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by windwalkingwolf » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:44 am

My hens like a clean-shaven fellow...if I put a bearded breed of rooster in a hen pen, when they're roosting, the hens will pluck every tiny 'beard' feather from his throat, and sometimes his muffs as well. And the weird thing is, is he will stand there with his neck stretched up as if he's enjoying it.
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Farrier1987 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:04 am

I think wimmin of every species just like pickin at men. Its what they do.
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Colleen Kinzie » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:29 am

My rooster loved the attention. Would stand there and have them all gathered around him pecking him
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by labradors » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:29 am

I guess that's why they invented naked necks.....

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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Ontario Chick » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 am

Had a flock of lovely friendly Wyandotte hens try to deconstruct a rose comb of the newlywed (spell check contribution, but I guess it works?) Rooster, and he barely moved, really, some males will do anything for a bit of female attention.
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by Happy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:19 am

Ontario Chick wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 am
Had a flock of lovely friendly Wyandotte hens try to deconstruct a rose comb of the newlywed (spell check contribution, but I guess it works?) Rooster, and he barely moved, really, some males will do anything for a bit of female attention.
Its the equivalent of waxing a hairy backed man lol.
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Re: Hen pecked

Post by windwalkingwolf » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:38 pm

Farrier1987 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:04 am
I think wimmin of every species just like pickin at men. Its what they do.
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