Rooster left with only 1 hen

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

  1. lillischicks

    lillischicks Hatching

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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 Songster

    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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