Age they start mounting/mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by denco5, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can I expect my roos to begin the mounting/mating game? I have what I thoought was 12 hens but it seems I have a few roos. I reckon if they are mounting another chicken it would clearly indiate they are roos.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen some roos start as early as 4 months. I've seen some roos not make the attempt until they were almost a year old.

    Depends upon the breed and the roo.
     
  3. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a BA, that was supposed to be a pullet, but i had my suspicions about "her" due to "her" size compared to the others and the size of the comb this was confirmed at 11 weeks when i spotted "her" mounting another pullet. I took it back to the breeder who confirmed she was a he..

    Have you any pics you could upload??
     

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