Roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Glenmar, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 coops. I recently decided to add a rooster to each coop to have some hatching eggs this spring.
    My girls are molting, so I am getting very few eggs right now.

    My question is one roo is doing a good job with the hens.
    The other is not even crowing. Will he catch on, or is he intimidated by the other rooster.
    They are not in the same coop, but can see each other. They are the same age, were hatched together, and
    until I put them in with the hens, they were in a bachlor coop together.
     
  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    he might be a little slower in growth and is not ready yet or maybe he feels for the girls and it waiting till a better time.
    either way he will start to do his job. If he was 2 nd rooster it may take him a little time to relize that he will not be put into his place and that he is top rooster now.
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I really want to hatch the chicks from him, more than the other rooster.
     
  4. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    that is normally the way it is.
    they seem to always keep you waiting.
    best of luck and i hope he figures it out before you loose your mind. [​IMG]
     

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