Fertilizing Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cluckcluckgirl, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Our new rooster we added to our flock about a month ago just started to try to mate with some of our hens. However, he chooses the hens that are very antisocial. One hen knows that he's a rooster and would be willing to let him mate, but he won't with her. Should I let things go along and just let things happen, or what?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How had you planned to give him instructions?

    Yes, he's young and just starting to deal with his newly-raised testosterone levels. I bet he will figure it out after a bit. If he's damaging the hens (more than just head or neck feather pulling) then you may have to separate him for a while.
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I just planned maybe to put a hen next to him and see what he does. He doesn't hurt them, just 11 of them have never been around a rooster until we got him, so I guess they don't know what he's doing.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just give it time, and sunshine. By spring everyone will have the mating thing down, more or less.
     

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