Rooster left with only 1 hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillischicks, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. lillischicks

    lillischicks New Egg

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    Apr 13, 2008
    After a tragedy yesterday, we have only 1 grown hen to 1 RIR rooster...my question is will the rooster now try to mate with the other pullets in the coop which are not quite old enough or will he just torture the 1 hen that's his age? How does a rooster know which hens are "ready" to mate?
     
  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    IF the rooster can get to the girls he will do the deed!

    PS> I don't think he cares about maturity! Just submissiveness:)
     

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