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rooster mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by micloscrib, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. micloscrib

    micloscrib Out Of The Brooder

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    i watch my rooster everyday trying to mate with my hen but when he trys to do it the hens just push him away.
    y do they do that
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Must be a young rooster, hasn't established his dominance over the hens yet.
     
  3. micloscrib

    micloscrib Out Of The Brooder

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    no hes 2 years old.
    i had a different roo but some dumb people took him in the middle of the night.
    ive had the rooster with the hens for like 3 weeks now but nothing
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How do you get a roo to claim dominance? New, younger chicks?
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    3 weeks isn't enough time for them to sort it all out yet, give them another couple of weeks, they will come around.

    A roo will naturally assume the dominant roll unless something is really wrong in the flock dynamics.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:No doubt, he is still low man on the totem pole.
     
  7. micloscrib

    micloscrib Out Of The Brooder

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    alright cool thanks alot.
    i was kinda worried.
    i thought he might be too old or something.
    oh by the way hes a barren rock roo
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When I re-homed my alpha rooster my hens took about a month to come around to letting my other rooster have his way. Up until that time he was one frustrated chicken.
     
  9. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, one of my roos would grab the girls by the back of the head but wouldn't successfully mount them, leaving just a lot of hair pulling and a ticked off Silkie hen. When she would get free she would chase him around the yard and teach him not to go for it without doing it right!
     
  10. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:smae thing here (except we had to put him down due to aggressiveness toward my kids... did not want to rehome with possibility of something happening)
    I had 2 other roosters and the dominant one of the 2 definetly had to put in his work, and some still have not really gotten into it
     

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