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Very young cockerel mating with hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OldMcDnld, May 28, 2016.

  1. OldMcDnld

    OldMcDnld Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my 5 1/2 week old cockerel is trying to mate with a mature hen. Anyone have any input on this?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] I would love to see a video - what do the hens think about the little devil?
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    My, he is a spry little fella!
    Is your hen putting up with his antics?
    I have an 8 week old White Leghorn roo -- he's learning to crow AND is trying to mate with my 8 week old pullets.
    They are having none of that at all!
    My mature hens are in their own coop/run so luckily he cannot even TRY it with them. Some of my sassier girls would probably hurt him.
     
  4. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a bit young, but I've had some boys start getting into it pretty young before. It's nothing to worry about. I once had a rooster who began crowing and chasing around the little pullets at two weeks old [​IMG]
     
  5. OldMcDnld

    OldMcDnld Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've only seen it just after they retire to the coop in the evening. The hen he goes after is game so she's small. She just squats for him!
     

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