Hen protesting to mate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have a hen who hatched chicks about 3 and half weeks ago. Due to the cold temps then I decided to raise the chicks myself. I didnt put the hen back with a roo but with some young chicks about 10 weeks old she was with them for about 3 weeks and I decided it was time to put her back with the roo. She has been with him for about a week now and everytime he tries to mate with her she screams like he is killing her and runs from him. Could she still be in that broody state of mind? When will she come out of this??
  2. It`s not nice to mess with mother nature......

    She isn`t over he boody stage yet. When the eggs start growing in her, she will be more resceptive to the roos advances.
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    It may not be nice to mess with mother nature...It is also not nice to watch baby chicks freeze to death either. Sorry, but from a bad happening I went through with one of my babies loosing its toes due to momma taking them out and sitting on ice with it under her and it has no toes I swore I'd never make the same mistake. So I guess I gave mother nature a big knuckle sandwitch. [​IMG]
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Quote:LOL high 5!!! LOL that made me laugh xD

    id say shes still just in the broody mode, shell prolly get outta it soon....

    congrats on chicks BTW!
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    There are days that I scream at my DH if he trys to touch me too! [​IMG]
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    give her some more time [​IMG] , her broody switch hasn't turned off [​IMG]

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