Is there any way to train a rooster to mate with a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by M To The Maxx, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Is there any way to train a rooster to mate with a hen?
     
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  2. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    ....huh? lol

    do you mean one certain hen?

    thats easy, just pen them together for a while. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jonathanq1

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    I did see a video on you tube where the person held the hen down while the rooster mated with her I personally would not suggest that just let it happen naturally.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Sure, show him pictures of naked chicks. [​IMG]
     
  5. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    Opa! [​IMG]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I was just curious because my roosters have not mated in a while but I will just let them do it when they are ready.
     
  7. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    are you sure?

    maybe they're getting too old?

    I dunno

    our roosters don't really mate the hens much nowadays, but then the hens arn't laying much either, maybe it's the time of year?
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    My silkie rooster is 8 months old and my EE rooster is only 7 months old. I don't think that is old for a chicken. They used to be so called babe magnets.
     
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  9. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I had a Welsummer rooster that I never saw breed his hens, I guess he was shy, yet the eggs were fertile so he must have done the deed.
     
  10. mamaKate

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    Some roosters won't try if you're watching.
     

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