rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster buyer, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. rooster buyer

    rooster buyer In the Brooder

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    Is there anyway you can make a rooster mate a hen I'm willing to do anything.:)
     

  2. How old is this rooster?
     
  3. rooster buyer

    rooster buyer In the Brooder

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    He is 4 months old
     
  4. He is still a baby. How old are your hens?
     
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  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    On the MN prairie.
    When he's mature, you won't have to "make" him - nature will take care of that.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What you need to do is wait. give it 2 months, 4 at the outside. He's just a baby now.
     
  7. rooster buyer

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    My hens are about 2 years old
     

  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    That is most likely a factor, too. Not only is he just a baby and not mature enough to breed, when he does reach that stage he's going to have to earn the right. I don't know if he's in with them right now, but if he is I'm guessing he's at the bottom of the pecking order. When he does start to attempt breeding, those older girls are going to teach him some manners, I'm sure.
     

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