20 week old roosters is scared of 2 year old, dominant RIR hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 8wishbonechicks, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. 8wishbonechicks

    8wishbonechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two roosters both are 20 weeks old, one barred rock and one white with a patch of brown on his wings (mixed?). Well anyway, I plan on incubating eggs [​IMG] this Spring. I do have 12 week old 2 SLW and 2GLW that get along with the roos. The roosters are scared [​IMG] of the 2 year old hen. Am I right not to expect fertile eggs from her or will the roosters man up (sorry guys) and fertilize her eggs?
     
  2. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    Well as a guy...
    won't he have to "understand" her first???
    or one of these days she will demand attention,,,
     
  3. 8wishbonechicks

    8wishbonechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    That's so true. The roos stay away from her so they don't get pecked on their heads and they are 2 times bigger than her. I hope to see a change of behavior in the Spring, when she wants their attention. The funny thing is when my 3 year old Kaylee wants to pick her up, the hen squats down in front of her. The hen never does that for the rest of the family. Chicken behavior amazes me sometimes.
     

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