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Mating question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by my4ladies, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, breeders...I have a question for you about mating. Are chickens at all like dogs, where you can look for a the sire to breed your female to? I know how hens are if you introduce them to a new member, but I'm not sure how that goes with roosters. Do they want to mate with any hen that comes along, or will the pick on a newbie?
     
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty much any hen that comes along after she is introduced into the flock.
     
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  3. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she would have to be introduced and accepted first? I can't have roos, but have a BCM that I'd like to breed to an Ameraucana roo. I didn't know if it was something I could arrange, like you could with a dog...or if it entailed more...like letting the flock accept the new hen, etc. Guess I'll just look for an olive-egger hen instead of making my own. [​IMG]
     
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  4. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I must have phrased myself wrong. There is a 99.99% chance a rooster will be accepted as long as there isn't another rooster in the flock and introducing the rooster is just throwin' them in the coop while the hens are roosting at night. When I got my rooster, I actually put him in during the day and he was pretty much recognized as the dominant chicken by the next day. I Hope this helps!
     
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