Early "Puberty"?

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

  1. myretrieverotie

    myretrieverotie Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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