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I'm just wondering if he's not cute enough....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Farm Frenzy, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Oak Hill, Florida
    I put two hens in with my rooster to breed, and they want absolutely nothing to do with him. He struts around and does the little dance around them, but they hate his guts. He tries to breed, and they run. So what do I do now?

  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    get him some fat chickens...I am stopping before I go there again...[​IMG]...I can't control myself...have you tried buying them gifts? a night out on the town with a limo? [​IMG]...sometimes I can't help myself...watch out there are others worse than me!

    By the way...welcome
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas

    Give'em time, eventually they'll submit to him.
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    Like OMG, It may take some time, he is doing the best he can.
    Maybe some collogne ?
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    First..... [​IMG]


    How long has he been in there with them ? Maybe they just need some time to "get to know him"

    Have you checked your eggs to see if they are fertile ? He might be mating them you just dont see it.

    Check this post out for more info and pics on fertile eggs..... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Maybe he needs to strut around and sing a little...
  7. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Maybe they just need more time. How long have they been together? If it's only been a wk or so, no worries, they'll be getting comfy before too much longer. If that doesn't work, try flowers, dinner & a movie! [​IMG] Gotta love our humor here at this forum...[​IMG].

  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Well, some boys just have limited social skills... He's not a rocket scientist by any chance is he? Have you noticed a little chicken pocket protector on his breast? That'd be a big clue. Is he still living with his mama? That's another hint, let me tell you!


    He's just figuring it all out and the girly click still thinks he has cooties. It'll all work out eventually.
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Probably needs some time to woo the ladies with goodies.

    And what's wrong with rocket scientists and pocket protectors? [​IMG]
  10. VaM715

    VaM715 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Fincastle, VA
    Get somemeal worms and see if he picks them up or clucks to them to tell them about the treats. If he eats them and does not offer them to the hens he's not going to get the job done.

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