Hens sound like they're being raped!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Keaokun, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Keaokun

    Keaokun Out Of The Brooder

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    HI Guys,

    This is the first time I have a rooster. My poor hens sound like they are being raped when the rooster gets on top of them... Is this normal??

    my hens and roosters are all 12 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  2. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very young mine have only started trying to mate at 5 months
    I'd separate them if it was me,
     
  3. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because they are :/ I got rid of my rooster. Chickens were so happy they started laying the next day :)
     
  4. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good my roos are going at the weekend
    Think its kinder to the hens unless they start fighting and need a roo
    You could always find a nicer older one less hormonal!
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty much normal, roosters mature a little faster then the hens... Probably best to separate him for awhile until the hens come of age...
     

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