Rooster mounting?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brittany6515, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3ish month old rooster and a 3ish month old polish hen.. we just got the rooster today. A few hours after being introduced the rooster climbed ontop the Polish and started pecking at her head they were both ruffling feathers! Is this "mounting" or is he being mean?! HELP!
     
  2. JChicken77

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    It is mounting, happens all the time. Some rooster are more aggressive about it though. 2 of my 3 roosters are mean about it too :p
     
  3. brittany6515

    brittany6515 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help! Im knew to this chicken stuff!
     
  4. JChicken77

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    It's what we're here for, to help :D
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
  5. brittany6515

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  6. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Specifically the peck on the head is a signal to get the hen to move her tail out of the way so they can touch vents. As JChicken stated, some Roosters are more or less aggressive about it than others.
     
  7. JChicken77

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    I always wandered the reason for the pecking :rolleyes:
    Now I get it :p
     
  8. brittany6515

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    Thanks guys for the help... I was a little nervous at first!
     

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