Lazy Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fishbum, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. fishbum

    fishbum Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone put in the time and expense of bringing in a "SQ" breeding pair only to have the rooster do nothing? Will he snap out of it or do I need some male inhancement drugs
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I believe I'd talk to the person who sold you the SQ 'breeding' pair and tell him the rooster ain't breeding.

    Of course the rooster just might not want to mount hens while you are watching. Now if you are indeed getting infertile eggs, then you will need another rooster.
     
  3. fishbum

    fishbum Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had this guy for close to 2 months and seen him mount 2x. I brought in a Delaware roo for another project this past week and this guy will mount anything that walks within 5 ft of him. I honestly doubt Foley will care if his roo isn't doing its job.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Perhaps he needs some Viagra.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed is the rooster? And do you know how old he is?

    I was going to suggest getting another rooster so he feels like he has competition and shows off, but...it sounds like that hasn't worked.

    Is he an extra fluffy breed that might require some trimming or something?
     
  6. fishbum

    fishbum Out Of The Brooder

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    Blue laced red Wyandotte's
     
  7. fishbum

    fishbum Out Of The Brooder

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    8-9mo is what I understood but the hen isn't laying yet
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Well now, we have the answer to your dilemma. He's not breeding her b/c she's not ready. When she reaches maturity, you'll most likely see him getting down to business. I'm guessing he's a gentleman and doesn't want to force himself on the young lady.
     
  9. fishbum

    fishbum Out Of The Brooder

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    Well she is one but I have 9 others laying he hasn't touched unless he's a breedist and will only mate his own breed lol
     
  10. aart

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