When dose a roo try to start mating

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  1. jenns anipals

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    When does a roo stray trying to mate mine is at least seven months old and just started crowing what behaviors should I look for and how do i make sure I don't get a bunch of un needed baby chicks I'm not ready for that lol [​IMG]
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You won't get baby chicks unless the eggs are incubated 21 days. At 7 months of age he is sexually mature.
     
  3. jenns anipals

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    Ok Thanks I haven't seen any sings of him mounting or anything is there somthing wrong with him lol???
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Maybe he's shy.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicken eggs don't just spontaneously develop and hatch. Fertile eggs can be treated just like infertile eggs. Without incubation, there will be no chicks.
    I've had 10 week old cockerels successfully mount hens. And I've had 8 month olds that never really could figure out how to get into position.
     
  6. jenns anipals

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    awww thats sad and funny but on a more serious side should i worry at all about this
     
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    ok thanks do i have to worry at all about him not figuring (it) out or ?
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think there are real things to worry about. I have never known of a rooster who did not get the message.
     
  9. jenns anipals

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    mabey hes a late bloomer ill be watching for sings of him trying to mate i guess lol
     
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    My Cockerel is 7 months.....Just started mating and very Clumsy.....Also only Crowing for a week.....



    Cheers!
     
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