Early "Puberty"?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by myretrieverotie, May 15, 2011.

  1. myretrieverotie

    myretrieverotie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I have 24 chicks a mix of Golden Comets, Arucana, & Black Astralorps. They range between 5-6wks old. I have 2 roos (Astralorps). Today, the larger of the the roos was attempting to mate with one of my hens. This seems way early to me. Am I right? If so, do I need to be concerned? So far, other than the girls not being thrilled about it, I think everyone is fine.
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:At this age it is most likely not a mating issue. Instead it is most likely just a pecking order issue. .. . .
    Watch them and the issue should resolve itself in a few days.
     
  3. budda

    budda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG...the end of your post about them not bring thrilled caused me to nearly pee my pants. [​IMG]
     
  4. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does it look like when they are attempting to mate? So I can be aware....
     
  5. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:What does it look like when they are attempting to mate? So I can be aware....

    Oh you will know it when you see it - -

    The roo grabs the hens hackles or combs and jumps on her . . . You will know it when you see it. ...
     
  6. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does it look like when they are attempting to mate? So I can be aware....

    Oh you will know it when you see it - -

    The roo grabs the hens hackles or combs and jumps on her . . . You will know it when you see it. ...

    Typical man... [​IMG] Haha well I guess that about sums it up! I don't think I wanna put my girls through that...
     

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