Rooster and receptive hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken.Lytle, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have noticed that my rooster does his "Hey Baby" dance mostly with hens who just came off the nest. Have also noticed that hens just off the nest are a lot more receptive than otherwise.

    Quite a few hens rebuff his attempts. Some are pretty persistent with their refusal.

    My recently unbroody hen is very persistent in her refusal.

    What are your experiences? Is this normal or is my rooster a bit of a sissy?
  2. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2010
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Is the roo in question younger than the hens?
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are all the same age, born this spring.

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