when will my roo mount my hens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beakz, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Beakz

    Beakz Out Of The Brooder

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    i have never seen my rooster mount my hens, they arent laying eggs yet so i cant check to see if the eggs are fertilized. he is full grown. also, i havent noticed any missing feathers on the hens backs. is there a reason he wouldnt mount them, maybe because they arent laying yet? or is he when im not around. ive watched them from a distance at times and have seen nothing.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    He may not feel the urge until they are laying as their hormones won't be there. But when he does, it's likely you won't often see it. If he mates right in front of you, it is to signal his dominance over you.
     

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