Honest question from a newbie: reproductive habits

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dfdesigns, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

    Sep 20, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    How often do roosters attempt to mate with hens in a single day? (I'm just wondering what's normal/average; my rooster seems a bit "randy"!)

    I did kind of poke around the internet for this info, but all the search results that came back made me feel like a pervert... [​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The desires and capability of a rooster know no bound.[​IMG] I once did a search for a website that as soon as I hit the search button, I knew that I had a mistake. Till today my wife still swears I did it on purpose.[​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Roosters, taking just seconds to complete the sex act, have a whole lotta energy to initiate many more sexual encounters in a short amount of time. My dominant roo, Carl, will tag as many ladies as he can as they come out the coop door in the morning. I'd guess he gets every third or fourth.

    So, yes, they do it a lot.
  4. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

    Sep 20, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    This is good to know - thank you both for sharing your expertise!
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
  6. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    I posted a wanted ad for a buff rooster and got a real suprize when I
    opened the email response...............[​IMG]

    Think I will rephrase it......[​IMG]

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