Is this young rooster trying to mate???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mourningdove, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Good morning everyone! I was just out getting everyone fed & watered and noticed something that made me question the maturity
    of my birds and wondered if I was seeing things [​IMG]
    Let me explain... Jan.30th 25 day old pullets was delivered, and today my calculations puts them at 13 weeks come Friday. What I saw today was a rooster who hatched on Jan.30th grab the back of 1 of the young pullets head as if he wanted to mate, has anyone ever seen roosters this young try mating? This rooster is now starting to try crowing and let me say he sounds awful, but he is pretty to look at. I was just curious as to his behavior and is this normal?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My one roo crowed at 10 weeks old and was trying to mate the same week. LF brahma no less. [​IMG]
     

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