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I have a cockrel, Marshmallow, about 4 months old (hatched May 14). He is very sweet, runs to my lap, loves to be pet. Lately he has begun to bite my feet. He doesn't "attack" or run at me, like another cockrel started doing, just bites randomly. He's still very affectionate.

We have recently begun trying to integrate a new set of younger pullets and one cockrel. When they're out, Marshmallow and the biggies, as I call them, are locked in a separate run.

I'm wondering if he may be getting jealous, or does anyone have any suggestions why he may be doing this, or am I just reading too much into cockrel behavior?
 

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What Robin said, Melissa has a one year old cinnamon silkie roo who has a thing for biting her feet and he is extremely affectionate. He is generally bullied by all the hens and the one other silkie hen doesn't pay any attention to him. I always tell her that her roo thinks she is his woman because that is how he acts. He also spent too long in the house, not learning appropriate chicken behavior, as a youngster because I got him as a companion chick for a lone pied peafowl chick.
 
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What Robin said, Melissa has a one year old cinnamon silkie roo who has a thing for biting her feet and he is extremely affectionate. He is generally bullied by all the hens and the one other silkie hen doesn't pay any attention to him. I always tell her that her roo thinks she is his woman because that is how he acts. He also spent too long in the house, not learning appropriate chicken behavior, as a youngster because I got him as a companion chick for a lone pied peafowl chick.
That's what I told my fiance! He has competition because Marshmallow says I'm his girl lol.
 

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That is indeed what is happening in Marshmallow's chicken brain.
 
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