8 weeks old...really?? No way!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cynthia12, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I have 4, 8 week old Nankins. One roo. They all get along, don't chase or peck each other out of the way..they just run together. So, when I heard a noise that I hadn't heard come from my Nankins before, I look to see the roo on top of one of the little girls..isn't this a bit too early for that guy to be feeling his..ah hem..oats?? He hasn't even crowed yet! Boy, was that little gal surprised!
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have hundreds of chickens and what you saw is not uncommon just like the roos play fighting, they can put on a good showto be so little [​IMG]
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    So you don't think he was actually trying something? I do see them do the bump each other play. Just haven't ever seen them look like they are in practice for being daddy so soon. [​IMG] Oh well, will see if it happens again.
     
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    He is practicing.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Quote:Ahh, ok, as we all know..practice makes perfect. I always did wonder how they could do that so fast and actually make a chicken fertile!

    I understand some are more gentle than others, I've seen some pretty sorry looking hens..I hope this guy is a nice roo.
     

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