Age they start mounting/mating

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

  1. denco5

    denco5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Ocoee Florida
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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

    Sep 18, 2010
    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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