At What Age Will My Rooster Mate With My Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Firearia, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    As the title says... I was a bit confused when I saw my 16 week old buff Orpington ontop of one of our EEs and the hen made a horrible squawcking noise. Was he just attacking her and has to go? Or is he trying to mate? I'll keep a close eye on this and if it happens again I will try to catch a video.

    Sorry for the typos earlier, it's hard to type on an iPod sometimes.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    16 weeks old? Oh, he's trying to get some on, so to speak. That's not an attack - that's mounting the hen, mating behavior.
  3. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

    Aug 15, 2008
    Salina, Utah
    Sounds like he's trying to breed to me! [​IMG]

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