Crazy rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by littlechix, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. littlechix

    littlechix Out Of The Brooder

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    My Seabright bantam rooster is trying to mate with the hens but they are all only 18 weeks old and I have not found any eggs yet. Do they have to be laying for him to try and mate with the hens? They are all free range so maybe they just aren't laying in their nests? I am also wondering if anyone has an ideas on how to make the linoleum floor or they coop not so slippery. They seem to slip when they fly down from the roost. I have about 4-5 inches of shavings but they still slip. Any ideas? Thanks!!! ;)
     
  2. houseofknauss

    houseofknauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take the linoleum out or paint it with a good primer (after you scuff the linoleum) and then put some(exterior-maybe even porch and floor paint) latex paint with traction sand in it. you can buy it at any local hardware store. with that in mind you could do the same thing by taking out the linoleum and paint the wood- same process. a good primer--ben moore fresh start to soak into your wood and then some porch and floor paint--you put the paint on and while its still wet you throw the traction sand on it to dry in it. you can chose to do a light thin coat over after the 1st coat dries completely.----just a thought....
     
  3. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bruce mines
    My roosters never started mating until the hens started laying are they free range??
     
  4. littlechix

    littlechix Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to paint the floor with that type of paint with sand in it but I was worried about what happens if the chickens peck it and eat it? I have been trying to find nontoxic stuff but Im not having any luck. I love the linoleum because its easy to clean and disinfect that's why im trying to keep it. Thank you so much for your ideas!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. littlechix

    littlechix Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they are free range
     

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