the rooster mating dance

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by venik303, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. venik303

    venik303 New Egg

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    will a rooster do his mating side dance to a pullett thats not quite old enouph to lay ?? and if so does that also mean that hes mating with the pullett??
     
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Yes a roo will"mate" with a younger hen. [​IMG] And yes he more than likely is mating with them.
     
  3. venik303

    venik303 New Egg

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    ok so theyll mate and the hen wont lay eggs cause shes to young ?? or is it that shes about to lay soon ??
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Most pullets who aren't quite ready to lay will not squat willingly for the rooster. I do find that my main flock rooster wont pay any attention to the younger pullets till they are right at the point of lay. When I see him courting them, I know to start looking for eggs. However, I have seen mock-mating in 8 week old cockerels. Naturally, the pullets scream and struggle, LOL.
     
  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    I agree with everything SpeckledHen just said.
     
  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Well I wish someone would tell me roo's that [​IMG]
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Seems every species has some underage mating dancing going on, eh? I mean, it's not just chickens. Been to a mall lately?!
     
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  8. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh you cant say that:)
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

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  10. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will a roo ever dance around another roo? I have a young chickens that I can't tell yet if it's a hen or roo, but our OEG roo dances around it from time to time. I really thought it was roo until we saw that!
     

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