When do cockerels typically try to mate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thechickenchick2, May 22, 2018.

  1. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Chirping

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    I have a 12 week old Asian Black ( I think - more like TSC mystery ) that has started crowing about 2 weeks ago and I’m pretty sure I’ve witnessed him trying to mate two of my 12 week old pullets. Normal?
     
  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    I think that’s normal but I’m no chicken mating expert
     
  3. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Chirping

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    Thanks! Same! I’ve had pullets since September 2017 but only 6 until pretty recently and certainly no cockerels up until now! Still lots to learn over here!
     
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    Ducksandchickens Crowing

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    I don’t have any Roos or cockerels and I don’t plan on getting any but from what I’ve read I think they are just hormonal around this age
     
  5. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Chirping

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    so unusual lol. I was planning on eventually getting some but I bought some “pullets” from the black sex link bin and got 2 cockerels, four pullets and zero sex links lol.
     
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  6. Bp10244

    Bp10244 In the Brooder

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    I have a Asian black cockerel about the same age and I’ve been trying to get more info on it. Would you mind posting a picture of your roo so I can see if he’s even the right breed lol. TSC does a great job at mystery chickens haha.
     
  7. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Chirping

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    Sure! This is them last week
     

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  8. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Songster

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    12 weeks isn't unheard of, some mature faster than others. If you only have the four pullets, you'll want to separate out one of the cockerels so they don't end up injuring your pullets.

     
  9. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Chirping

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    We have 10 pullets which still is not favorable for 2 cockerels. We have 3 more EE and 5 GLW I am just waiting to get a little bigger to add to the group. Looks like I’ll have to separate until then. I was hoping this wouldn’t happen so soon and I’d have time to add more pullets in!
     
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    5EDD36A2-DAA2-493A-AE5C-73F956041118.jpeg My little dude has some catching up to do in his coloring!! FDDDD877-68C6-4C16-A84F-7008BF6BF44E.jpeg
     

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