Is it possible.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lizrndiver, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    South Beloit, IL
    That as my chickens start to lay and when I let them out to free range, they could go over to the farm behind our house to try to mate with their rooster? Our neighbors have a flock of 14 hens and 1 rooster. The old barn is their coop and they have a fenced in 1/4 acre run. Their hens escape on occasion once the corn is cut and gobble up the left overs.

    I wasn't sure if they saw them or hear the rooster crowing if they would be enticed into their flock.

    Any thoughts?

    Currently they pretty well stay in my yard when they are free ranging.



  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I think the rooster will find them! If the farm is not too far they my go visit, and hopefully come home. If it becomes a problem you may need to get a rooster yourself.

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