New rooster not breeding?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nlsf, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. nlsf

    nlsf Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a year old rooster about three days ago. I've integrated him in with my flock and have watched them together. Today was their first day out free ranging since I could supervise. However I don't believe any of the hens are letting him breed with them. Any time he makes any move toward any of them they run away. They have been laying eggs for a while so I'm not sure if they simply don't like him or if they don't know him enough. Haha. He's my first rooster I have no clue about chicken breeding. Do I need a new rooster or will it work out in time?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Give him time. IMO, it's great that he's respecting them for now. He'll start to get assertive, eventually.
     
  3. nlsf

    nlsf Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought. He's tried to find his Authority over me which has failed horribly but I wasn't sure if maybe my girls simply didn't like him.
     

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