mating

  1. RayrayB

    Rooster and Hen fighting

    Hey guys, I have a silkie hen who recently started "refusing" our rooster's advances and now is fighting with him. They were raised together and they've never had issues before-she was his favorite and is the head hen. Is this a little "lover's quarrel", or will I never get fertile eggs from her...
  2. NiteMareTender

    Bodyguard

    My Pekin drake's advances on my lone Rouen girl were thwarted the entire afternoon by one of my Pekin girls.. she ran interference and put herself between the two of them and honked like a goose at him. I haven't seen him trying to be amorous before but they're only a little shy of a year old...
  3. eclectic-em

    14 week cockerel mating with stuffed animal??

    well the title sums it up but anyway i have a 14 week EE who i hatched (no other eggs were successful) so i got him a stuffed dinosaur to cuddle with in the brooder. it was hard to find chicks in december/january but in february i happened to find Sophie, a RSL x leghorn, who is the same age as...
  4. S

    Missing feathers on chickens back

    Hey guys ! Can someone help me figure out what's wrong with my chickens? Almost all of them are missing feathers on their backs. It doesn't seem to be bothering them though. I've tried checking for mites or lice but don't see anything on them. I don't believe it's my rooster over mating as I...
  5. C

    How to protect hen’s head during mating

    I have one macho rooster and a couple little bantam roosters that have all but plucked all the feathers from the back of my hens’ heads when they’ve mated. It doesn’t seem to bother the girls and they’re not being pecked at by other hens, so should I just let it be? Is there something I can do...
  6. K

    Turkey egg fertilizing

    How many eggs will a male turkey fertilize in one mating session? If I keep collecting the turkey eggs, how many will be fertile until they are no longer fertile? My male and female have done the deed and I know my first 3 are fertile as they are in the incubator. As far as I know, they have...
  7. K

    DUCKS FIGHTING OR MATING

    hi - yesterday i saw my female duck literally on top of my male duck, the male was laying on the floor and the female was like standing on top of him. i googled this and im pretty sure they are mating? but i did more research and i guess mating is when the male is on top, so i am super confused...
  8. Peskypigeon

    An uncommon love story...

    I love Hitoko, but don’t always have time to follow him around when he’s out of his tank getting into trouble. So I knew I needed a friend for him. ...but I’ve only ever had bad luck hatching my own eggs, partially due to a garbage incubator. So he’s never gotten a little i don’t have a...
  9. S

    Male duck trying to mate me😩

    So my male pekin is coming up on 4 months old and he is obsessed with trying to mate with me! He has females but he’s not interested?😩 it’s getting to the point where I’m covered in bruises from him and don’t know how to make him stop! I thought he wanted a lovely cuddle last night and to my...
  10. L

    <HELP> Female Duck Wants to Mate But Male Doesn’t

    Hi! Sorry for the dramatic help, but I do not know what to do. My female duck wants to mate and does the flirting things like head bobbing and flattening body in water, but I keep seeing her peck at his eyes in the water. I think he just wants to be in the water, plus he seems to already be...
  11. N

    Courting/Mating Issues

    I have four ducks: Midnight (Cayuga), Male Chocolate (Khaki Campbell) Male Goldie (Pekin) Female Half-pint (Mallard) Male (for sure thought it was a female till last weekend) I have 3 males and a female, poor Goldie has had both Chocolate & Midnight bobbing their heads in front of her trying to...
  12. valper

    How many roosters are too many?

    I have a flock of 12 laying hens and 5 pullets, 1 mature rooster and 4 cockerels. The young ones are 20 weeks old and should soon start reaching maturity. I would like to keep all of the roosters since they free range most of the time but due to local ordinances, all chickens must be held...
  13. valper

    My Silverudds Blue/Silkie rooster wants my two bantam ladies...

    My rooster just matured and is taking rounds mating all the ladies. My flock is very mixed in terms of ages, sizes and breeds and two of my girls are Ölandska dwarf hens. These were the first hens I even owned and they are about 2 years old but bitty little things. Now my rooster has become...
  14. B

    Rooster not protecting hens from Muscovy Drake

    I have chickens (1 rooster and 10 hens; 8 months old) and ducks (3- Muscovy drake, Muscovy Hen and Kaki Campbell hen; all around 4 months old). I went out today and our rooster was trying to get away from the Drake and was panicking. The drake seems to be intimidating the rooster and I think he...
  15. R

    Trying to over mate?? Separation?? What to do?

    Hello! I have four pekin ducks 2 male 2 female. The 2 males are 8 weeks older than the females (males 22 weeks & females 15 weeks) one of my males started trying to mate with one of my females and succeeded and she ended up allowing him with no fight. The other male and female were not trying...
  16. April and Andy

    One male one female duck

    Hey guys! My two ducks are finally to that age where I can confidently gender them, Andy is definitely a boy and April is definitely a girl. Is this okay? They are Cayuga ducks, and getting another duck is not an option in my space. I got them for eggs, and one of them just was mistakenly a male...
  17. DanielleGut

    Chickens mated

    How do I know if my chickens were successful in mating? They are 14 weeks old. I noticed my Rooster only tries it with a certain hen. I've seen him do it a couple times already. We haven't started getting any eggs from these chickens yet. Are they even old enough? The are the reddish/orange...
  18. BrittsChicks

    Call Drake breeding with larger duck

    So...I have a call drake mating with a Swedish duck...Has anyone ever heard of fertilized eggs resulting from a call drake and an average sized duck?... (I have 7 eggs in the incubator and wondering if I’m wasting my time and incubator space)... 😂
  19. birdlover2

    Having trouble introducing new bantam chicks to the rest of the flock

    We got some new Bantam grow-out chicks (for a multitude of reasons I suppose), but having trouble with the flock accepting them. There's only three of them, 2 hens and one rooster. Thinking it was a mistake to get the roo, as it's making this process harder, but they wouldn't sell me the one hen...
  20. E

    New cockerel

    Okay so I need some advice, we hatched some cross hens and they have fully matured, we have decided to get a cockerel to put with them, we ended up with a Brahma cockerel as we tried a smaller one and they attacked him as he was a lot smaller a younger than them ( they are large birds). The new...
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