When does a rooster start to mount hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sueg6255, May 20, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rooster "teenager" and he has started to mount the hens. He is 10 weeks old. I told him that I thought he should wait for marriage but that didn't stop him.
     
  2. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 10 week old that mounted a chick today for the first time...he wasnt really succesful but he tried
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! Teenagers!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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  5. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL It all depends on the boy. Ive had boys wait until well into thier teens, others as early as 7 weeks old!! That hen was not happy at all LOL:lol:
     
  6. Justino

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  7. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seperate my roos from the hens about the time they start pestering the hens. The hens need to concentrate on maturation. I don't breed a hen until about 6 to 8 weeks after she starts laying eggs. And then I sometimes put a 3 foot by 4 foot cage in the yard with him in it and wait for a hen to express intrest before putting her in. Once the deed is done successfully. I'll let her out and wait for her to express interest again. It keeps my hens from being torn up and the rooster has to dance to get the girls interested.
     
  8. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I had to re-read. I thought you said the hens need to concentrate on something else...
     
  9. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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