This is a goofy question but I'm curious - are you affectionate with him or are roosters not into that kind of thing?
well. Actually me and Evan are the only ones he will really allow affection with. Mostly Evan tho sometimes he will do it with me too, but I don't invite it as much. Basically he will sit quietly in your lap, pull his legs up like he is nesting, and sort of curl is head under and close his eyes while you pet him. If anyone else tries to pick him up other than our roomates and my dad tho, he will flap and squawk until they let him go. The girls however he likes to chase around and try to peck. But that is only because they act scared of him. It is a pain to approach the birds tho, because they are flighty you have to be patient. Only a few of them can you walk up to and pet (the red hen and the tiny grey hen) as a stranger. But if you walk up like super slowly and obliquely they will all allow you to approach them except the rooster, he will just pace you to keep about 4ft between. My roomates and my father tho, they can catch him and he will be quiet about it, but he will also try and get away as soon as possible, he tolerates their handling, but only when necessary

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That's really sweet. You should post more about your animals if you're ever in the mood.
yeah. its just kind of a pain to get time. any real free time i have im spending with them or the kids or yuriy. or i am just too tired out from doing all of that and watching it's always sunny in philly reruns while horfing down cherry garcia :D
You can see all 5 of them here:



left to right: KFC aka Tiny Hawk Chikken, Pumpkin Spice aka Tiny Grey Dustmop, Pong aka Little Red Hen, Huevo aka David Bowie, Syn aka El Pollo Diablo. You get to making a lot of nicknames for chickens because they are like horses, you talk in a constant low monotone to soothe them when you are handling them.
not yet or they are hiding them. I think red hen is, she just always goes off into the bushes where I can't watch her and then disappears for a few hours. So I am sure she is laying somewhere, I just have been too busy to follow her around all day yet. Also now that the smaller ones are grown we can take the divider out of their coop and put the nesting boxes back in. When you have small baby hens tho, you have to seperate them or the older hens will bully them. Chickens don't understand size differences and chicks turn into tiny miniature hens really quickly so the other hens just think they are normal hens. Now our smaller two have bulked up and shoot reach their full size relatively soon. In theory they should all be laying by the next three months.
they're all so pretty! It's cool you have the whole color scheme diversity thing going on there. Jessie Jackson would approve.