Randy Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jtrknit, May 24, 2012.

  1. jtrknit

    jtrknit Chirping

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have one rooster (a year old this month) and six hens. He is very "attentive" to his ladies and I would like to know if there is a slowing down as he gets older or as the days get warmer. Also, how do I know when the hens have had enough? I have coats on all but two--one is Baby who rarely allows him access, and the other is a large white Brahma who can hold her own if she wants to. They are all free ranging the yard and have places where they can escape if they want to. But is there a limit to his attentions that I should be aware of? Other than his proclivities, he is an ideal rooster, watchful and attentive to the flock. A good guardian.
  2. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chirping

    Feb 8, 2012
    As they get older they don't mate with them as much.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Usually - some go at it a lot longer than others.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: