Banty rooster not mating?

jshanep88

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I have a Banty rooster that I keep in a pin with 2 Banty hens, 1 silkie hen, and and normal hen that's kind of small. He won't seem to mate them. Idk why! I have a normal rooster and two hens that free roam around my yard he does his job but I want my Banty to do his thing. I was wondering if I put him in his own pin and put a hen in there one at a time if he would do anything.
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:welcome!

Have you checked the eggs and know they're not fertile or have you just not seen him mating with them? Some roosters are really good at not mating when a human is around, but that doesn't mean they're not doing it.
 

jshanep88

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Oh ok I got you. My hens lay eggs but don't sit on them yet so idk how to check the fertility
 

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Crack one open. In infertile eggs you will see a small white spot on the yolk called a blastodisc. If they're fertile the blastodisc will have become a blastoderm and will look like a small white bullseye.
 

jshanep88

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Oh ok that's interesting. Will have to look. I guess I ask because my big rooster he no problem doing his thing when anyone is around so I figured they were all the same way
 

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