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Does my rooster know...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Melissa2173, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boy is almost 18 weeks old. I have 7 pullets that are the same age. No eggs yet but he has been going after 2 particular girls (without much success far as I can tell). Is he only going for these 2 because he senses they are getting ready to lay? Just curious and can't wait for some eggs!!!
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't say for sure, but in my experience that seemed to be what was ahppening in my flock.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    My cockerel also only attempts to mate with the more mature pullets. No red face, no cockerel love. I think the younger and less mature ones are benefiting from their week-older flockmates getting his first attempts all to themselves. Those poor girls lost more than a couple neck feathers...
     
  4. Melissa2173

    Melissa2173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought. The two he's been going after are by far more red. It is painful to watch as he's grabbing their combs...ouch!
     

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