Rooster behavior.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by celtic, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. celtic

    celtic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are getting close to laying eggs for the first time. My rooster Wilmer is already grabbing them by the back of the neck and trying to mount them. He is 5 months old. One of the girls is 5 months old and the other 2 are six months old. Is this normal behavior for him or is he getting ahead for himself? First time chicken mom here
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    normal
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Normal, and their rejection of him is also normal. Once they start submitting they are ready to lay eggs.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Agreed. Best to just walk away and let it happen. Chicken matings are not pretty, but are natural to them.
     
  5. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I popped in here to ask this very same questions and here is the answer in the very first post! I didn't even have to search! How amazing is this site?!
     

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