Roo "service"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pawtraitart, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

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    Do roos typically breed all of the hens or just their favorites?
     

  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Mine breeds the one's he can catch. My girls run like crazy...[​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, mine gets anyone that is willing. He must get them all though because I've yet to have an infertile egg.
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    My rooster gets all the girls but he seems to have a couple favorites - either that or they are just the slower ones!
     

  5. Cheri

    Cheri Songster

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    I can't wait to watch this rite of passage with my boys.
     
  6. Chill_Billy

    Chill_Billy In the Brooder

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    when you do see it......try to sing the
    "bon - chicka- bon bon" song
    ( its from a commercial where the girls smell a guy and start dancing and singing that cheesey "adult movie type" song.....)[​IMG]

    my little roo jumps on, looses balance and falls off...

    he's 1 year old now and has more practice so not as clumsy.
     
  7. chickiebird

    chickiebird In the Brooder

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    I was wondering about this too - my roo only "services" one of the girls - and totally ignores the other one, except to peck her and chase her when she comes out of the coop in the morning. He often snuggles with his favorite girl too, while the other sits alone. I didn't think chickens chose mates!
    I need to get a couple more hens to keep the poor little third wheel company.
     

  8. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever In the Brooder

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    I have a few roos to make sure all of the girls will have fertile eggs...
     
  9. sillygoose4ever

    sillygoose4ever In the Brooder

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    Good Luck![​IMG]
     

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