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hens wont let rooster mate!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenshiha, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 hens (all laying eggs) and one rooster that is a cross (brahma x turkren) all the hens are 2 years and younger. He is a year old ,when he was only 2 months old he used to mount them until 10 months old he tries to mount but then the hens run away! Hes very good to them and whenever theres food or when the go to sleep he just stands till they are done what is the problem not let him mate? His eggs are infertile most of the times
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It's not uncommon for mature hens to refuse the advances of younger cock birds. Patience is the only solution I'm afraid. He will win them round eventually. I have experienced the same - very frustrating when the urge to incubate eggs is an itch thats gotta be scratched!
     
  3. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a mistake when typing i mean i have 6 hens and only 2 of them are 2 years old and 1 is 7 months old new to laying eggs and 1 that is 1 year old and 2 same age as him but none will allow him to mount like they used to
     
  4. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience is a virtue, in the breeding season it'll happen. I know it's very frustrating.
     

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