I saw a thread that was just what I needed answers to the other day but didn't have time to read it at the time. Today I tried to re-search for that topic and it won't come up (search engine on this forum isn't very good). The problem is that my drakes are showing preference to 4 girls over the entire 14 girls that I have. I have separated my over-mated 4 girls for the past 2 weeks and tried to re-introduce them to the rest of the flock yesterday but the boys went for them within a minute for mating and I had to grabthe girls and put them back into isolation before the past 2 weeks were completely undone. What do I have to do to get the drakes interested in the other 10 girls that I have? A little history: I started out with 6 drakes and 3 girls last spring which I raised from babies. I acquired 5 more mature girls last July, added another 3 girls in August and another 3 girls about 8 weeks ago. My boys used to mate with their original 3 broodmates and the first 5 girls I added but now only mate with their original 3 broodmates and one girl of the first set I added in July. They just want to mate with these 4 poor girls. I was afraid the boys are going to kill the 4 girls they prefer from over-mating!!