new rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mountainboy39, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. mountainboy39

    mountainboy39 Hatching

    Jun 12, 2010
    hey yall, I need some advise. I have 1 6 month old NHR and 3 6 month old RIR hens. I have been getting eggs every day untill the last 4 days. I got a brown leghorn rooster 6 days a go and they are getting along fine. The rooster does mount them alot.... do yall think the rooster is y i havnt gotten any eggs? thanks
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Any change in the flock dynamics can set hens off laying for a while. I would imagine a randy rooster exercising his rights just might be quite a big change in flock dynamics!


    Give 'em a couple of weeks to adjust their egg-laying machinery to handling fertilized eggs. (Not that I think there's much change in how eggs are formed, but it sounded good.)

    Any addition to a flock upsets the pecking order, which they have to re-establish. And a rooster becomes Head Of Flock, which really upsets the pecking order they'd already got settled.

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