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No eggs but cockerel "doing his thang"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by windyhawk, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. windyhawk

    windyhawk Out Of The Brooder

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    DH was working in the garden & heard a commotion in the chicken run across the yard. The cockerel appeared to be paying his attentions to one of the white chickens[​IMG]. I checked the chickens and saw no broken feathers but the two most mature white rock pullets had dirty backs. We have 2 or 3 pullets with red combs and wattles. Does this mean I have an exceptionally horny cockerel [​IMG] or point of lay pullets? These are my first chickens. The cockerel and RIR pullets are 17 weeks and the White Rock pullets are 16 weeks.
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockrels mature earlier than pullets, so they will start mating behavior before the girls are ready. In a flock including mature birds, the cockrels get corrected and learn to be more polite sooner. It will all work out fine, as long as no actual injuries happen. Mary
     
  3. windyhawk

    windyhawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Mary.
     

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