Mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lilshadow, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New to this raising chickens...since Saturday. How can you tell when a rooster is trying to make with your hens? Is there a dance they do or what? The reason I ask is because, I was in my coop this evening just checking in on them and the next thing I know that rooster was on top of one of my hens pecking her, and she was just a cackling. Yes I know. Like I said very new to this....lol
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Alot of the time they don't dance, they just jump right on!
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you saw a rooster at least attempting to mate the hen. (trying to put that as 'scientifically' as possible...LOL)
     
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo tried this tonight, too, and my hen was MAD!!! Is that normal?
     
  5. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well shoot, unfortunately I thought he was trying to kill her, and clapped my hands to get him to stop....lol
     
  6. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They tend to work it out. Pretty soon she will have a bored look and ask him if he is done yet.
     
  7. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say so...[​IMG]
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Thats the right thing to do - you want him to understand you are the ALPHA roo in the coop - if he wants to get anything done, he needs to do it when you're not there.
    Don't let him do it with you there or he'll think he is the king!
     
  9. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Fortunately I knew what he was up to...she just wasn't having it!
     
  10. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats the right thing to do - you want him to understand you are the ALPHA roo in the coop - if he wants to get anything done, he needs to do it when you're not there.
    Don't let him do it with you there or he'll think he is the king!

    Then I am glad I did that because he is the biggest rooster I have ever seen, and I am just a little bit afraid of him even though I am bigger...lol
     

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