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Rooster maturity

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TroyerGal, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He will mate your hens.
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster started mating at two months old.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Now that I read your other post, he's 5 months, just coming into sexual maturity. Some at that age will mate everything. Others will be less hormonal and confident. Is he the same age as the hens he came with? Some of my rooster have taken a few more months to feel mature enough, and some don't crow until 6-8 months. Give him time, he sounds unsure and bit frightened.
     
  5. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    You sure he wasn't just practicing?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Two months is very early, barely out of the brooder, that's a bit too young, what was it mating? The other chicks? I hope you removed him away from the girls.
     
  7. TroyerGal

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    Thank ya'll! i am totally NOT patient... i guess I will just have to wait and see :) I hope my Lavender Orpington roo will mature faster...
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

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    Yes i shiukd have mentioned he was just practicing on adults but he occasionally tried the youngsters.
     
  9. aart

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    Looks to me like you got your answers in that thread already.....he's still a bit young and in a new place, give him time.
     

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