Is it bad or good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Red Rooster, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have a hen that keeps getting fertilized by the roosters. She gets attacked by them almost all the time. She's not my only hen. But for some reason they always want to fertilized her.
    Is that bad?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It can be - how many roosters do you have? And how many hens?
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    is she the only one laying? I thought roos only went for the ones laying..
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have 4 roos and about 9 hens. I'll have to count the hens again. But I know I have more hens then roos.

    No shes not laying. I don't know why they always mate her. Maybe because shes a bantam?
     
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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    3 too many roosters. She may not be laying because of the stress from being mated all the time. If she's the lowest ranking hen, she will get more of the mating.
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Its mainly the Silkie roo thats mating her. The 2 month old roos try, but I don't think they really are mating her. I'm getting some more bantams on Sunday.
     

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