Are hens rejecting my roo ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TNBlacktails, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo Bocephus was mounting my hens like crazy and hes started to try and crow but now (about 2 weeks later) the hen stopped laying and he stopped mounting them. Yesterday and today everytime he grabs a hold of their back feathers to mount the girls they squawk and run off ; is he not trying anymore or are they rejecting him? Any help would be helpful THANKS.
     
  2. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My original 3, 1 roo and 2 hens Rachel was always with the roo and Phoebe wanted nothing to do with him and like yours she would run/sqwuak when he tried to mount her. He is just not what they are looking for in a mate. Our new hens, he had little to do with, Rachel did not allow it.

    It's a good thing the roo is not needed in order for them to lay. Wish you luck.
     
  3. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gets me is they was letting him now they aint ? Im just dumbfounded idk what to do,I cant get a new roo dont have have the money.
     
  4. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there maybe someone near by that is run over with roos and would like to give one away? I took 4 back to the feed store because I did not know anyone that wanted them or one. Maybe someone would swap you another roo for yours? I now have another hen that started to mount the others.Go figure that one out.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Bocephus is immature if just started crowing. By time he is 8 months old he will be more compitent and hens will no longer avoid him.
     
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  6. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rir roo about the same age and can tell you that he has only one thing on his mind. The girls will submit to him but get to a point where enough is enough and react the same way. As he gets older things will settle down, most roos will mellow out a lot by the time they reach 12 months.
     
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  7. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     

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