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two roosters, one not doing the job.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dave_Cash69, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one rooster, he mates with the hens, but i have too many hens for him,
    so..
    i bought another one
    he doesnt crow, and he doesnt attempt to get involved with the hens at all.

    should i give him back to the guy who i got him from and get a better roo, or give him time..
    ADVICE, PLEASE.
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he isn't crowing and isn't getting involved he may not be mature. Or your roo just wont let him because, he has more dominance and can easily over power him. Argo he isn't' allowed to mate, I would give it time
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The roo that isn't mating with the hens is being supressed by the dominant alpha roo, he dare not mate the hens in the alpha's presense.
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do we fix this?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    How long have you had him? Chickens need some time to settle into a new home.
    Also, often times only the alpha rooster is doing the majority of the mating, crowing, tending to the girls.
    The subordinate roosters try but depending on how fearful or submissive they are of the alpha, they may only try to mate, crow, care for the girls when he's not around.
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH
    and some of my new hens recently added to the flock,
    he doesnt mate them.. [dom. roo]
    whatsupwiththat?
     
  7. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hes been here 2 days
    maybe im just jumping too quickly to conclusions
     
  8. chicken master

    chicken master Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a little more agressive roo he will have the guts to get involved. It worked for me.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    you could confine the dominant rooster for a few days and see if that helps the new rooster get any braver. But, if he is real young the hens will know and may not not allow him to mate with them until he is older.
     
  10. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:was thinking bout that actually.
     

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