Showing no interest.......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Big Red Hen, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster doesn't show interest in any of the hens and pullets I have(15). He'll dance around a little, but that's about it. Do they go through a phase as well? Has the cooler weather affected his mating habits?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If your hens aren't laying his interest is likely to slack off too. If he's a good roo, he'll still protect them and provide for them but mating will wait until there are eggs to fertilize. I never saw my roo mate a hen even once during the time they were molting and not laying.
     
  3. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK, thanks!
     

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