Rooster and pullet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WildBillHicks, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. WildBillHicks

    WildBillHicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    174
    3
    91
    Jul 25, 2011
    Durham, North Carolina
    I have a rooster and 10 hens. I saw some nice 12 week old Ameracauna pullets at the feed store yesterday and now I want one. My concern is with the rooster. What can I expect.from the rooster? They have enough sense not to mate with pullets, right?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,418
    195
    216
    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    They usually do. They know when a pullet is maturing.
     
  3. DelDels

    DelDels Chillin' With My Peeps

    118
    2
    80
    Dec 26, 2011
    Lower Slower Delaware
    You will have more attacks from the other hens than from the rooster trying to breed. Although that may happen too. Hens can be merciless especially to one lone pullet.

    If you got two pullets and kept them in a separate cage in the coop and run for quite awhile the others would gradually accept them. Two pullets divides the hen's attention a bit and gives company to the newcomers.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by