Can a hen-obsessed roo impact egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Newfoundland Chick, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Newfoundland Chick

    Newfoundland Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year, I purchased 2 chicks - an Americauna & a Japanese Bantom. The Japanese Bantom turned out to be a roo. I introduced both to my small flock of 3 mature hens. The tiny roo submits to the mature hens & all of his considerable attention is focused on the Americauna. She laid 2 tiny blue-green eggs in the fall....& nothing since. She does WANT to lay - she goes to the nesting box & clucks & sits. But she produces nothing. She is not egg bound & is very healthy. Could the constant attention of the tiny roo be stressing her out? Could it be the cause of her not laying?
     
  2. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thast very odd i have never seen anything like this except with my red sexlink magda lol
    she would cluck and go into the nest and do nothing eventually she layed a deformed egg that was gross and was the lining of her uterus this may be happening to ur hen but i doubt it and try separte her from the rooster fro a while if she starts egg laying that may be the problem
     
  3. Newfoundland Chick

    Newfoundland Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I think I'm going to try keeping them separate for several hours during the day....he is going to be SO mad! Thank you!
     

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