Does 'Doing the Deed' Mean eggs soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Reinbeau, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I'm just wondering, because Stumpy is now having his way with a few of the ladies - does this mean anything other than he's ready? Are there any female pheromones that tell him which one to have a private moment with? Seriously, stop laughing! [​IMG] I dunno, I'm new at this rooster stuff! [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    About 4-5 weeks after I noticed mine mating, they started to lay.
     
  3. glassparman

    glassparman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need for "Stumpy" to be around to get eggs. He is probably just trying to live up to his name . . . Opps, LOL.

    I believe he can tell though, which ones are old enough and ready to start laying.
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Oh Reinbeau, seems like just last year you were just a young, innocent chickenkeeper wannabe. Now you're older, more mature and struggling with significant gender-related issues. Is this as fun as you thought it would be?

    (PS: I think it's just that the roo is ready and would have his way with your foot if a hen weren't around...)
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    the cockrels mature sooner than the pullets will. you'll also notice at first they're terrible at mating. They'll pull out feathers, grab the hens by the comb, romp on their heads, etc. They'll get much better with practice, though.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I've noted the same thing as greyfields. However I had noticed my roos are passing up the girls that give them a fight about it in favor of the girls that are ready and willing, i.e., the ones that are laying or ready to lay.
     
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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    greyfields wrote:
    you'll also notice at first they're terrible at mating. .... They'll get much better with practice, though.

    Hmmm. Sounds awfully familiar. If I could only remember where else this applied to...

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  8. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Oh, I know we don't need Stumpy around, but he's a fairly quiet rooster, lucky for him, so he's going to live for awhile. My neighbor says he's one happy rooster, he's got 14 hens to take care of [​IMG]

    Quote:It's an absolute riot! [​IMG] Actually it's a lot of fun, hubby and I are thoroughly enjoying Chicken TV each night - and now there's a porn channel [​IMG]

    (PS: I think it's just that the roo is ready and would have his way with your foot if a hen weren't around...)

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    From what I've read around here sometimes the rooster really does love his owner too much! [​IMG]

    Quote:I've noted the same thing as greyfields. However I had noticed my roos are passing up the girls that give them a fight about it in favor of the girls that are ready and willing, i.e., the ones that are laying or ready to lay.

    That's what I'm hoping!​
     

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