rooster ignoring a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tsagirl, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    So I am realizing a pattern when I crack open my frizzle eggs from my laying hens. 2 of my frizzles are getting their eggs fertilzed with the bullseye and everything.....yet my other 3rd frizzle hen who is laying never has a fertilized egg. Hmmmmmm.....is she just not sexy enough for him? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Let me know if any of you have this problem. I wish they were all fertilized! [​IMG]
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    I am by no means an expert on this, but I have read similar threads. In one particular thread someone was talking about their rooster having "favorites". Could this be the case? [​IMG]
     
  3. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens like to play hard to get and the roo just gives up.
     
  4. MooseHillFarm

    MooseHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah. The last week or so, I've noticed my Buff Orp roo roosting with his arm, er wing around the Leghorn. First time I saw them snuggling like that I couldn't believe it.

    His original favorite lady, also a Buff Orp, is brooding, and not available, so he found someone new! My RIR hen won't let him come near her. He tries, she rebuffs, and then chases him around for good measure.
     
  5. grinz

    grinz Out Of The Brooder

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    ;)Is she breeding? If her neck feathers are missing and the eggs are still not fertile, she may just be sterile ?? Just a thought....good luck.
     

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