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is this normal behavior? ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by negrita, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My crazy australorp cockerel is only 7 weeks and tried to mate my tiny ss of6 weeks is this normal i couldnt believe my eyes isnt he too young? will he keep tryng do i separate them?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a bit young, he's going to be trouble.
     
  3. negrita

    negrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what.do u mean ?? its my first time with chickens any advice he is kinda my fave
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't usually see mating behavior until 4-6 months of age, you can separate him if he becomes too obnoxious. Sometimes I separate out trouble making young roosters and allow them to mature. Your hens won't want his advancements until they are close to laying.
     

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