Having a blast with chickens... Who knew ? Lol

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Magicque, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Magicque

    Magicque Chirping

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    Hi I'm new to chickens been studying this web site a lot ! Lol have built a coop in a horse stall and I ended up with 6 teenager hens... Was SUSPOSED to be all bantum s but 2 are amaraconas . Some friends broke up... I got there chickens ! Ha ha so... I've had several laying for about a month now... ! And just got given 2 silly roosters that I think are teens also !? Lol I got a black and a white one... The black one is Ringo... :) And the white one is called Yetty ! As he looks like the big foot on bugs bunny ! So...
    First stupid question...
    How dose the rooster insimanate a hen/egg?
    And 2nd stupid question ?
    Can they breed the Amaraconas ? And outher bantums that are not... Silky ?
     
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  2. Abriana

    Abriana Psalm 46:5

    Welcome to BYC!
    Roosters will run over to a hen, she crouches, and he gets on her back. She will move her tail to one side and he will touch his cloaca to hers-thus passing the sperm. This is not a detailed discription of mating, but pretty much the basics.
    Roosters can mate with different breeds of chickens.
    Those aren't stupid questions! Everyone has to start somewhere.
     
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  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hi! Believe me, you have come here with questions that are everything but stupid!

    Btw, was Ringo based off the drummer? :oops: :lau
     
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  4. Magicque

    Magicque Chirping

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    Thank you so much ! Now... I've had the new roos in a sepret chicken house but inside the same place for a cu0ole days now... Do you think I should let them in with the hens now ? And I free range the hens... Do you think the boys will come in at night like the hens ?
     
  5. Magicque

    Magicque Chirping

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    Yup ! You got it ! He's a rock star !
     
  6. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Crowing

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    The roosters should learn to come back with the hens from free ranging everyday when you let them roam together
     
  7. Abriana

    Abriana Psalm 46:5

    Yes, they will probably follow the hens but if they don't you may have to put them in by hand every night until they learn. How many roosters do you have? You should have ten to twelve hens per rooster.
     
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  8. Magicque

    Magicque Chirping

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  9. Magicque

    Magicque Chirping

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    I have 6 hens... Atm :) hoping for more :) and 2 teen age silky roos I just got ... I live in the country.. so... Um.. servival rate...
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    The boys will follow the girls around like puppy dogs, most likely. But beware, the older girls may attack them -- just to put them in their place. But for the first few days, keep a watch on them to make sure the silkie boys don't get hurt. (they aren't the brightest crayon in the box, if ya know what I mean... lol)

    Post some pics of them, if you get a chance!
     
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