When do you know when your rooster is mating

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  1. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do I know that my roo is mating... he is about 5 or 6 months old and he does this weird thing where he will lift one wing and start runnung sideways tward the hens.... and now one of my hens are broody?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  3. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    Is he crowing yet? Usually when they start crowing they are fertilizing, but yea, crack open some eggs and look for the bullseye to make sure.
     
  5. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our big guy is a bantam with a herum of normal sized hens. we can tell becuse he 1) mounts them (literally haas to get on top, which is a jump) and 2) we've hatched eggs. He also does the side-step at them...it's so funny.
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you see him mounting the hens [​IMG]
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:My rooster wouldn't dare mount a hen in front of me [​IMG] He's a good boy though [​IMG]
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    When he's got a big smile that never leaves his face.
     

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