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Rooster mating with pullets

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I have a rooster that is about a year old. My pullets are 12 weeks old. Is it ok for him to try to mate with them?
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I would say no. If you really wanted to though I suppose if you kept an eye on them and made sure there are enough ladies so he doesn't over breed. Size Difference is a big deal, make sure hes not to heavy or larger than them or he could hurt them trying to jump on them and mate.

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He's huge. And there so small compared to him
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Originally Posted by kingkoopa View Post

He's huge. And there so small compared to him

Then don't put them all out together :)

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