mating after returning?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hoping4better, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed that when the hens get out and I put them back over the fence there is a particular rooster always waiting for them. The second the hit the ground he jumps on top and mated them? What is this - some kind of sadistic punishment for leaving the flock? (My hens aren't reall 'agreeable' to being mated)

    Any thoughts on why he does this? FYI - he is one of my more protective roos and seems to be taking over the dominant spot (I've got 3).
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    She's probably a favorite of your rooster. [​IMG] When you put her back in, the rooster has probably been waiting to mate her for a while, and finally has his chance. I wouldn't worry about it, it should be normal. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  3. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd think so, except that it doesn't matter which one's been out. He goes after any hen that's been over the fence.
     

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