My chickens don't like to LOVE each other

michaelinnc84

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
312
82
133
Western North Carolina
I have red productions, white cochins, and giant black cochins and I have yet to see any of them breed. I would love to breed the black cochins as they are really sweet and absolutely beautiful but I can't do that without fertile eggs. Also, it seems like they might have problems being so large and full of big feathers... Does anyone have any suggestions on how to entice them?
 

KazAnder Farms

Chirping
9 Years
Jan 17, 2011
124
3
89
Machias, WA
Thats a good question, We're having the same problem with our Rhode Island Red Rooster, he has 4 lovely ladies and he lacks youthful "vigor" So... while our ladies are laying large (jumbo sized AA) eggs, there is no baby makin' goin' on.
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. Now if only there was horny chicken weed.
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
3,444
90
221
Southern Georgia
My Coop
My Coop
Maybe you can separate the roo for a few days and then put the girls in with the roo, he should be eager to 'service' them.

I have 2 roos that I keep separate from my main flock, and I tossed my girls in with them to 'expand colors'
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in my hatching eggs, they don't have any hens with them, so they were very happy to have one, even if it was only for a minute.
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Can't wait to see what my little mutts look like, they hatch on the 17th!!
 

azygous

Enabler
11 Years
Dec 11, 2009
24,174
35,308
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Colorado Rockies
There may just be something to keeping roos hungry for action. My two roos are segregated from the thirteen hens and when a hen accidentally scoots into the rooster pen, you wouldn't believe the speed those roosters are capable of.
 

Kaceyx73

Chirping
9 Years
Dec 14, 2010
157
0
99
Wow, I haven't had any problems with chicken porn in my flock, unless you consider too much a problem. I'll be watching this thread, just in case. My only real problem, mating wise, is the one hen that seems to be Mr. Roo's (8 mo old cockerel) favorite hen, and is also the one Mr. Vic (adult cock, and dominant) like to purposefully mate in front of Roo... yeah, evil I know. I'm more surprised that there haven't been any real fights to speak of. I guess Roo knows his place, though he is very determined to act like the top cock until Vic chases him off.
 

iplsmama

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 2, 2010
48
0
22
Are you sure they are not breeding when you are not looking? I do not see mine mate unless I hide behind a tree and sit there for a few minutes. They think I'm gone and then they track down the girls.
 

KazAnder Farms

Chirping
9 Years
Jan 17, 2011
124
3
89
Machias, WA
Well good news, after I collected some breakfast i noticed there was a brownish-flea sized fleck in my egg yolk
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. So maybe he was just takin his time? or
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. But it's time to gather up some eggs and bring about the next generation!
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mcostas

Chirping
9 Years
Aug 2, 2010
182
5
99
I have 2 laying hens and all their eggs have a brown flea speck in them. I have no rooster.
 

key west chick

Songster
11 Years
May 31, 2008
3,328
14
211
Gainesville, GA
The brownish speck is a blood or meat spot. Totally harmless but has nothing to do with fertility. You will need to look at the white spot on the yolk. If it has rings, the "bulls eye" people talk about, its fertile. No bulls eye, not fertile.
 

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