First time my rooster caused us Trouble

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheTwoRoos, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    I have one rooster and 1 other confirmed 5 month old one.And 3 3 month olds that im pretty for sure are roosters.

    Zeus,the oldest roo has been mating like crazy.Much more of an active breeder than our last roosters.

    We gave a friend some eggs and ALL of them wete fetilze!(Not just the spot BLOOD.)
    So now we are going to make a bachelor pen.But before we do that,I wanna know is there anything we can do to slow him down?It is seriously getting outta hand.
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Roosters mate hens. It's what they do. The only way to prevent that is separation.

    Unless those eggs with blood in them were under a hen for 3 days or so, that blood was not from developing chicks. If you're collecting eggs daily, it's something else. The eggs are most likely fertilized since he's mating your hens, but they won't develop if collected daily.j
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