Just don't know how to label this one....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crack N' Egg, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 29, 2009
    Flemington, NJ
    Wasn't sure where to post this...chicken behaviors or raising chicks.

    Today I witnessed my 11 wk old roo (wyandotte/??) mounting a mommy silkie. [​IMG] My two silkies hatched a few eggs this summer and they have been raising them since. Is it normal for such a young roo to want to do the deed? He hasn't even crowed yet!!!

    He is also the largest of all the chicks...practically the size of my 20 wk olds. Should I take him away from the mommies and rest of the 8 and 11 wk olds and put him in with the adults?

    Any ideas??

    Thanks for the help BYCers!
     
  2. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    I have a rooster that started mounting hens (though mostly unsuccessfully) at about that same age. He also didn't start crowing for weeks after.
    We must have overachiever roosters. [​IMG]
     
  3. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over achiever he most certainly is!! I caught him again. [​IMG] I feel bad for my silkie moms.

    Do you think I should move him with the older ones? It'll knock down a peg or two for sure. [​IMG]
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I would start integrating him in with the older 1s, see how he fairs but I would stick around for awhile to make sure they didn't kill him asap, its a gamble but if he's that big he might be able to hold his own.
     

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