Early "Puberty"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myretrieverotie, May 15, 2011.

  1. myretrieverotie

    myretrieverotie In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    I posted this in raising chicks forum as well. But I thought I would post here, too, & see if anyone has an answers for me. 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. honda_DT

    honda_DT In the Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    Actually from what ive heard roosters will start mounting very early even before you can define the bird as male or female. Nothing to worry about [​IMG]

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