Can my rooster breed while wearing pinless peepers?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skellymoster, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. skellymoster

    skellymoster New Egg

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    Hello, I've recently ordered "pinless peepers" in order to stop my birds from pecking each other. My concern now is if my rooster can still breed and fertilize the eggs if he is wearing the peeper. Please help
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm not sure. I'd be tempted to leave the Pinless Peepers off of the rooster unless you have seen him feather pecking/plucking.
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what a pinless peeper is but you know they breed by sitting on the pullet - they manipulate their tails and all - sorry to be so graphic. Not all roosters bite feathers on the head to hold on but most of my roosters did. It depends on how the pullet sits too. Some stay calm and others are not so cooperative.

    If they have enough space they will not peck at each other so much. My roosters were pretty good to the girls and didn't peck at them. I suppose I would leave a roo un hampered if your goal is to have fertile eggs and not put anything on him.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Caroline
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, shellymoster, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I was going to joke that "it depends on where you put the pinless peepers," but decided not to - it's so lame.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I'd leave them off personally.
     

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