Cockerel with an older Pullet and younger pullet, Older pullet Dominant

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cocopop, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. cocopop

    cocopop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cockerel that is about 16 weeks and younger pullet that is 11 weeks old. They seem to get alone and stick together. I also have an older pullet that is 20 weeks old. The cockerel is afraid of her and runs away when she comes around. The cockerel is only a little smaller than her and a little younger. She is the dominant one in the pen but she isn't chasing him around. However, I am afraid that he will grow up fearing her and not mate with her when they come of age. Should I remove her or let him get older and reclaim dominance when he is ready to breed? At least the two younger ones give each other support. Need some advise please.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    When he matures, all will be fine. Testosterone will win out.
     
  3. cocopop

    cocopop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he will not be scared by learned behavior?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Trust me, once the hormones hit, he'll be all over her.
     
  5. cocopop

    cocopop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep in in there that way he can be more social and gain confidence. Thanks for the advise!
     

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