Floppy needs viagra???

2boxers

Songster
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Feb 16, 2008
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My rir roo has stopped...uhm...performing his manly duties. My girls have stopped laying-I mean a dead stop. I have one hen who is moulting but the rest moulted in the heat of summer. I can't imagine that the shorter days and cooler temps have caused such a drastic drop in Floppy's libido.

I don't mind the no eggs thing so much. But I run into people at Wal Mart who know I have chickens. When they see me buying eggs they laugh and shake their heads. It's kinda humiliating!
 

Tuffoldhen

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I find my hens and roosters always take a break this time of year, I think they are just resting up for a long winter. I don't start getting good egg production again til Dec. I never have fresh eggs at Thanksgiving! lol, I always have to try to save back a few extra cartons of eggs in the fridge if I can.

Some chickens molt harder than others, both my roosters are molting right now. One has lost alot of feathers the other just a few.
 

2boxers

Songster
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Feb 16, 2008
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Well, from reading here at BYC, I knew the girls would take a break, but I thought old Floppy would still be getting his flop on, so to speak.

As if sent from God, I checked the nesting boxes after church today and found an egg. I say sent from God because my husband has to make one of his deadly banana puddings tonight and we only had three eggs-his recipe takes four


I am not worried or anything, I just didn't know if the roosters took a break, too. Thanks for the insight.
 

silkiechicken

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He could be doing it behind your back. My roos rarely do anything when I am around, but I know they are doing something as the eggs are fertile. The only roos that really every do things in front of me are the young egar ones and the ones who don't respect me as top roo (they end up soup fast).
 

Jenski

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Jun 17, 2008
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I agree with Tuff ~ lots of chickens take a break at some point during the season.

Just tell Floppy it's OK ~ it happens to all roosters at one time or another, and it's really no big deal.


Maybe you should name the next roo Peppy or Rocket.
 

2boxers

Songster
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Quote:


Actually, the name Floppy came from his comb flopping over to one side of his head! I hadn't thought of the other meaning until I read your post
 

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