Rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mountainboy39, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. mountainboy39

    mountainboy39 New Egg

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    I have one "mature" rooster and only 3 hens. does constantly being mounted stress them or affected egg laying? one of my hens is starting to lose feathers from the rooster being on her so much. and i havnt gotten eggs in 10 days
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Either get him more hens or separate them for a month or so.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Yes, if they are relentlessly mated, it can stress them to the point that they can stop laying.

    I agree that you need more hens. Or one less rooster if you don't plan on hatching eggs.
     

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