Rooster mounting hens in front of us.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KelBelle, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. KelBelle

    KelBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen reference that this is not be allowed. Mine does this all the time. Can someone please explain why this is not acceptable? I guess we should start stopping this behavior.
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Some people are of the opinion that they should have "head rooster" status to keep their boys in line. In a flock with more than one roo the head roo would not allow any subordinates to mate the hens. Personally I like to let my roos do their job as they see fit. All I want to be is food and water bringer, i have no desire to be head roo and it seems to work for me. I let him do his thing and he lets me do mine with no issues.
     
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  3. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allowed?

    Good heavens ... how would I know whether or not my roosters are fertilizing the eggs if I didn't see them?

    I'd also like to know who said it's not allowed, and why.
     
  4. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooohhhh... gotcha.[​IMG]
     
  5. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think he will stop. I've seen mine do 'it' in front of me.
     
  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Roo do what a roo do. Try to stop him and he'll be at you.
     
  7. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    My roo did it all time and he still knew I was the boss. He was also a gentle roo and I almost never had a problem with his attitude (he did not care for my 23 year old daughter though and would always go after her, she just carried a broom and it kept him at bay). Ive never heard of preventing a roo from mating because of a dominance issue.
     
  8. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    Quote:It is perfectly normal and acceptable, so don't try and stop it. If you don't want fertile eggs then remove the rooster.
     
  9. KelBelle

    KelBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, perhaps it isn't a huge deal? I feel like there is plenty of respect given to us by our rooster right now. He is the only that gets out of our way when we are walking in the coop. The hens just try to peck all of the snow off our boots. He gives us room to walk and has no problems with being held either. I have been told to hold him often to keep him comfortable around us.
     
  10. abChicken

    abChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster do what a rooster do anytime he want [​IMG]
     
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