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roo question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hatchcrazzzy, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    my fertility rate has gone from 90 % to 50% i noticed today that my
    roos spurs are at least 2 inches long i also watched him try to mount
    hens and he seems to be having a hard time staying on could this be
    because of the long tallons
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't imagine it's the spurs.

    How many hens to your roo?

    Does he have favorites.

    As a kid, I always liked to remove the spurs off of my roos. (But you have to be careful where you snip them or they can bleed and get infected... learned that the hard way once.)
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    What kind of chickens are they? Check them to see that they don't have any poop caked on around the vents to make sure he is able to mate them. It's also possible if they are really fuzzy he might not be making contact as well.

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