how do i know if the rooster mates?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickeneyfoot, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i never EVER see him do it but we are getting fertile eggs?! help!??!?!
     
  2. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you are getting fertile eggs then why do you need to see him actually mate with the hens?
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Maybe your hens are shy and the rooster respects them, so they go out behind the barn?

    Chicken sex is REALLY fast. Less than five seconds.
     

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