How do chickens mate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cocoaskin, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    chickensducks&agoose :

    Quote:I kind of understand that sentiment sometimes...

    [​IMG] Totally.​
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    too funny.. i can just see your husband scratching his face after he shaved.. he has mites or lice lol
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Huh! I learn something new every day!!! [​IMG]

    Same here. Interesting.
  4. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Soooo... [​IMG] ..... does this mean that my '' assumption'' is wrong?? That my giant Dom Rooster is not ''well endowed'' and all the hens seem to favor him??.....hummmph....
    All this time I thought that was the reason for the peckin order in the, they are just bumpin uglies ?? HUMMMM....I cant wait to tell my neighbor who has chickens about this!!!!! [​IMG]

    We learn somethang new every day !! [​IMG]
  5. Davis5454

    Davis5454 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009

    Where are the Mods now !??


    It has just gone tooo far I guess.
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That makes sense. However, I would have to never, ever tell my husband what I had done - and if he found a stray feather in his electric shaver, how would I ever explain that..... [​IMG]

    ? Just don't tell him that I told you to do it.
  8. cocoaskin

    cocoaskin Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    Omg!!! Yall are hilarious!!!! Thanks for telling me so now i know!
  9. mrstiffanymayer

    mrstiffanymayer Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    Bakersfield California
    I think the term "bumping uglies" really describes it well..hehe.
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  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Maybe I'm just easily impressed, but I think it's remarkable that a rooster & a hen, both with backwards-facing parts, can get those parts to touch, even briefly, while both birds are facing the same way. I can see why the roo will want to crow with triumph after a successful transaction, while the hen just ruffles her feathers back in place with a smug smile that says "I know that I'm fearfully & wonderfully made." I think she can store the roo's seed for 10-14 days afterwards to produce fertile eggs.

    Some species of male birds do have penises, I think most waterbirds do, ones that mate in the water like ducks & geese. That way they can get the seed inside the hen without the water washing it away. There are other birds that do too, I think ostriches are one, but I don't want to think too much about that.

    Some birds, I think mostly raptors, can mate while in the air! They fly up really high and grab each other's feet, conducting their transaction while tumbling towards the ground.

    And there are some breeds of domestic turkeys that must be artificially inseminated since their body shape now prohibits natural mating.

    Isn't nature fascinating?

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