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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stroud2009, Aug 30, 2016.
Is it normal rooster behavior for him to "pounce " on my hens that aren't laying eggs yet ?
Pretty much yep.
Depends....how old are they all?
Males reach sexual maturity younger than females.
A young cockerel will try to mount anything, including pullets who are not yet sexually mature.
A 'good' mature cockbird will know they are not ready and leave them alone until they are.
Semantics, but still:
Pullet and Cockerel before one year of age.......Hen and Cock(or Rooster) after one year of age.
Cockerels mature fast than Pullets do...He is just being a normal young Rooster in the making...