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post #11 of 13

I have a more reasoned answer.

 

We are talking about chickens here, not about Donald Trump, President Bill Clinton, or even Pope Francis. About the only major things that chickens and humans have in common are warm blood and a spine, well chickens have sort of a spine. So to hold a chicken to some arbitrary human behavioral standard is just wrong.

 

Five week old biddies in the late Spring are fully independent of mama. At least the biddies are as long as they can reach a high enough roost. And even then no chicken is 100% safe at night, especially if it is roosting out in the open or in-other-words …..smack dab in the middle of the varmints' larder. If normal chicken behavior is so shocking to you then IMHO you will be happier if you were hen less as well as rooster less.

 

 

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I think your right about him finding nest for them. And yes I also think your right it was time to mate.

 

I think that you are correct in your latest judgment.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #12 of 13

I will boldly tread where all men and women fear to tread.

 

I don't know who is the most put-upon of the two chicken sexes, the rooster or the hen?

 

Remember for all the squawking, flailing about, and chasing that goes on, the roosters' and hens' external reproductive organs never come-into contact with each-other and never does one penetrate the other. This is despite the 4 letter word that we often use when referring to an adult rooster, he just doesn't have this roosteresk body part. Personally I think that Mama Nature cruelty cheated the poor rooster but others may have a different opinion. At any rate this activity is all that being a chicken has to offer to either the hen or to the rooster so let them enjoy each-others company in peace.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #13 of 13
Chicks at five weeks of age are at age typically weaned. Hen stops clucking and chicks will be confused by that for a day or so as association then them and mother hen weakens substantially. Hen also at that time typically beginning to give signs to rooster she is ready to mate.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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