cock not treading

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ballybregagh, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Ballybregagh

    Ballybregagh New Egg

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    I have some barnevelder hens and cock (have lots of other breeds also) anyhow the barnevelders are about 1 year old, he does the cock 'dance' but always appear to fail to get on any of the hens he does try but they tend to just run from him and he's not quick enough to get on before they do so. Do you think he will get better at it with age or is he most likely of no use?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll bet he's succeeding when you're not looking. A good roo won't push it if the hen isn't interested. You can always check for the bullseye.
     
  3. AngelaClassAct

    AngelaClassAct Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Newbie here...what does 'check for the bullseye' mean?
     
  4. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Newbie here...what does 'check for the bullseye' mean?

    a dot in the egg when u candle it
     
  5. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He probably is succeeding when shes not looking! They try all day everyday and if the hen is already bred...she wont have none of that going on..
     
  6. AngelaClassAct

    AngelaClassAct Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Newbie here...what does 'check for the bullseye' mean?

    a dot in the egg when u candle it

    That's only for white eggs though? Is that the same as the little red dot in the egg yolk?
     
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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the red dot has nothing to do with fertile eggs. It is a blood spot
    infertile egg has a white spot on the yolk, and on a fertile egg, it looks like a bullseye.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:ANY egg, not just white ones. Of course, you have to break the shell open and dump out the egg to see the bulls-eye on the yolk.....
     
  9. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:a dot in the egg when u candle it

    That's only for white eggs though? Is that the same as the little red dot in the egg yolk?

    No thats a blood spot [​IMG] In a fertile egg it looks like a bullseye when you candle it. Hope this helps
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not my picture, found online
     
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