question about breeds and rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Redfamily, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Redfamily

    Redfamily Hatching

    We only have 5 chickens--1 rooster and 4 hens--Rhode Island Reds. We would like to get a few of the breed that lays different colored eggs. What breed is that and would they get along with my Reds?

    Also, our rooster, who we got a few weeks ago (our neighbors dog killed our first rooster), tries to mount the hens but they are not very obliging. Is there anything I can do to encourage this?


    Kelly in IL
  2. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
  3. Redfamily

    Redfamily Hatching

    Yes, he does "dance". He circles one and tries but sometimes they walk off and he gives up, for the time being.
    He was successful one time that I saw but I didn't "see" anything productive, if that makes sense. I know this sounds weird, but since I am new to all this, I would like to know how it works.

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