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Orpingtons and breeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by modestmaiden62, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. modestmaiden62

    modestmaiden62 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2014
    Well I have laying Lavender Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, RIRs, and Ameracaunas. They have been laying for a couple months. I had two Lavender Orpington Roos, but I got rid of one. I have seen the Ol boy try to mate with the hens, but they tuck and run every time. None of the hens squat and stay still for him. Do they know it's too cold to have babies now so they are just waiting for warmer weather? I'm wanting to let some go broody in the spring but I need the eggs to be fertilized lol.

  2. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chirping

    Feb 8, 2015
    The hens don't wanba mate.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Might be the remaining roo has not wooed them into submission yet.

    How long has the other roo been gone and was he mating them?
    If the other roo was mating them, then he was top roo and the other one make take some time to realize it's all his now.

    Actually maybe I should have said cockerel, because I assume these are all birds under one year of age?

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