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chickensducks&agoose :

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Originally Posted by Gingersnap6 

! And......... A praying mantis female eats her mate when finished.......


I kind of understand that sentiment sometimes...


gig  Totally.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #22 of 53

too funny.. i can just see your husband scratching his face after he shaved.. he has mites or lice lol

old as dirt, without the chicken poo.. have 2 kids, 3 grandbabies, cat, dog, parrot and 28 chickens and roos. married 38 yrs
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old as dirt, without the chicken poo.. have 2 kids, 3 grandbabies, cat, dog, parrot and 28 chickens and roos. married 38 yrs
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post #23 of 53
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Originally Posted by teach1rusl 
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Originally Posted by Sunny_Side_Up 

Considering the mechanics involved, it's incredible that chickens are able to reproduce.  The rooster doesn't have any body parts to insert into the hen.  Instead, he has to bend his body as he stands on the back of the hen so that his back opening -- his cloaca, the same opening where his poop comes out -- touches the hen's cloaca.  It's actually called a cloacal kiss, and that brief touch is all that's necessary for the rooster to pass his seed into the hen.  The hen is able to store the rooster's sperm to fertilize several of her eggs that will be laid over the next week or so.


Huh!  I learn something new every day!!! wink


Same here.  Interesting.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #24 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sunny_Side_Up 

Considering the mechanics involved, it's incredible that chickens are able to reproduce.  The rooster doesn't have any body parts to insert into the hen.  Instead, he has to bend his body as he stands on the back of the hen so that his back opening -- his cloaca, the same opening where his poop comes out -- touches the hen's cloaca.  It's actually called a cloacal kiss, and that brief touch is all that's necessary for the rooster to pass his seed into the hen.  The hen is able to store the rooster's sperm to fertilize several of her eggs that will be laid over the next week or so.


Soooo...    idunno  .....  does this mean that my  '' assumption''  is wrong??   That my  giant Dom Rooster is not  ''well endowed''  and all the hens seem to favor him??.....hummmph....
All this time I thought that was the reason for the peckin order in the pen....so, they are just bumpin uglies ??   HUMMMM....I cant wait to tell my neighbor who has chickens about this!!!!!  gig

We learn somethang new every day !!  wink

Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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Every day is a gift, so,  live it well.   Hello, my name is Mary Ann and I am  spendin  my time between my wonderful hubby       , kids , grandkids, greatgranddaughter       pets, and  25 hens, 5 each of RIR,BO,LEGhorn,EE,DOM....and yet undecided number of ROOs    Mary Ann
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post #25 of 53
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Originally Posted by cocoaskin 

Can anyone tell me how chickens mate, becuase I have a rooster that has been climbing on top of both of my two hens. Any ideas?
Thanks!



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post #26 of 53

SOOOOOO

Where are the Mods now !??

wee

It has just gone tooo far I guess.

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Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

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post #27 of 53
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Originally Posted by thespinningcottage 
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Originally Posted by joebryant 

This is why if you want good fertilization rates for hatching eggs, you should take your husbands' beard trimmers and shave around the vents of hens and roosters that have heavily-feathered, fluffy rear ends; otherwise, adequate contact may not be made.


That makes sense.  However, I would have to never, ever tell my husband what I had done - and if he found a stray feather in his electric shaver, how would I ever explain that.....  gig


?   Just don't tell him that I told you to do it.

Breathes there a woman with soul so dead who never once looked up and said,
"Gee, what can I do for Joe Bryant today."

The best laid plans of mice and men go oft' awry.
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Breathes there a woman with soul so dead who never once looked up and said,
"Gee, what can I do for Joe Bryant today."

The best laid plans of mice and men go oft' awry.
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post #28 of 53
Thread Starter 

Omg!!! Yall are hilarious!!!! Thanks for telling me so now i know!

With chickens there would be no eggs, and with eggs there would be no omlets!
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With chickens there would be no eggs, and with eggs there would be no omlets!
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post #29 of 53

I think the term "bumping uglies"  really describes it well..hehe.

post #30 of 53

Maybe I'm just easily impressed, but I think it's remarkable that a rooster & a hen, both with backwards-facing parts, can get those parts to touch, even briefly, while both birds are facing the same way.  I can see why the roo will want to crow with triumph after a successful transaction, while the hen just ruffles her feathers back in place with a smug smile that says "I know that I'm fearfully & wonderfully made."  I think she can store the roo's seed for 10-14 days afterwards to produce fertile eggs.

Some species of male birds do have penises, I think most waterbirds do, ones that mate in the water like ducks & geese.  That way they can get the seed inside the hen without the water washing it away.  There are other birds that do too, I think ostriches are one, but I don't want to think too much about that.

Some birds, I think mostly raptors, can mate while in the air!  They fly up really high and grab each other's feet, conducting their transaction while tumbling towards the ground. 

And there are some breeds of domestic turkeys that must be artificially inseminated since their body shape now prohibits natural mating.

Isn't nature fascinating?

It's not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy!
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