RIR Roo not wanting to breed hens

EAST TEXAROO

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 20, 2009
95
1
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Larue
I have a 1 1/2 year old rir roo that does not want to mate my hens. He struts his stuff and dances for the hens and they submit to him and hunker down but he will not mount them. I have 6 rir and 6 barred rock hens, The rir are more willing to breed than the barred rocks. I got him from a good friend and he said that the roo was not the dominate one on the farm, will this have anything to do with it? Will he snap out of it and breed my beautiful ladies?
 

skeeter9

Songster
12 Years
Apr 10, 2007
2,104
3
201
Foothills of Central CA
Most likely he will snap out of it once he gets it firmly in his mind that he is top roo now. Also, he may be mating them when you aren't around. Have you checked any of your eggs for fertility?
 

emvickrey

ChowDown Silkie Farm
10 Years
Mar 5, 2009
6,069
233
306
Hornbeak, Tennessee
I have a Dom and a RIR roos that would take turns on the girls until they went to roo jail for aggrivated rape. We returned the Dom to the girls and he is much nicer now. Could have been because of the compotition from the other roo. The girls dont try to run away either. They actually engourage it from the Dom. And he doens't bother the younger girls at all. Acts like they aren't even there.
 

Kung Foo Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
759
7
141
Upstate, South Carolina
Quote:I have a RIR in jail too. The hens are scared to death of him as he pulls hunks of feathers out trying to catch them. His name is Ole One Eye because he escaped and my Buff Orp spurred his eye.

Have you asked your hens to dance in a suggestive manner?

Maybe get him a roo.
 
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