My Rooster SAT on My Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mimipeaches, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. mimipeaches

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    This afternoon I was feeding my chickens when I turned around and saw that my white cochin rooster was sitting on my black Australorp. She hasn't started laying yet so I "kicked" him off. So I was wondering if any of you know why that happened?!

    Thanks, Concerned Chicken Mom
     
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  2. mimipeaches

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    Is this something that roosters normally do? Or is this some sort of mating!! Let me know any ideas you guys have on what this could be!!! Thank you!
     
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  3. was probably mating behavior. It looks like they are climbing on the others back when they mate..
     
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    Maybe it was weird though because I don't know exactly what happens during mating but they weren't moving but that the same time she didn't seem to mind. That was what I originally thought as well. Thank you for your feedback!!
     
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    Shadrach Roosterist

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  6. mimipeaches

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    Oh my goodness I am so excited thank you!!! I hope that you are right! That is a lot better than when I originally saw this and thought that he was trying to suffocate her!!! He is a super nice rooster so I was concerned that we were going to have to do something with him!!! Thank you for your help!
     
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    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Unfortunately a lot of nice roosters have been misunderstood and ended up in the freezer.
     
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    I agree and I didn't want to make a hasty decision especially with probably my favorite rooster involved!!!!
     
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    I really don't think you ever need to worry about a rooster trying to suffocate a hen. What evolutionary purpose would that serve?
     
  10. Keeperofmunchkins

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    I don't know but I have a rooster that tries to kill his own baby chicks. :idunno
     
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