He's probably low male and is not allowed to mate by the other males.I also have one Lavender Orpington rooster has never made any attempts to mate or have anything to do with the hens. He spends all his time alone in the coop or pen.
How much more often?I have 30 Plymouth Rock hens all the same age and 3 seem to get mounted by my roosters more often than the others.
How old are they, in months?All chickens are the same age.
No, not add more males.Both PR roosters are mating all the hens but it just seems they must be mating these 3 particular hens due to the lost feathers on them. The Lavender doesn't mate with anything.
Change up the gender balance? Add MORE roosters?
Splitting them would be difficult due to the arrangement of the coop and all.
I want the male roosters for breeding and producing more chicks and mostly as protection for the hens since they are free ranging. A rooster makes a lot of difference in survival.
The Lavender was given to me and I was curious what the chicks would look like. He's not essential to my flock or plans and seems to be worthless. He doesn't crow, he doesn't mate, her runs from any of the chickens that chase him including the hens. He's probably going to make good chicken pot pie though.