Why only 1 hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cathyb68, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. cathyb68

    cathyb68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do 3 of my 5 roosters only choose to mate with my sexlink hen? I have 17 hens total, but they will not leave her alone? [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    There is a whole lot I don't know about your situation or about your flock, but probably because she is more willing than the others.
     
  3. cathyb68

    cathyb68 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes the others seem to hide from the males [​IMG]
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 roosters is alot for 17 hens. 2 would be plenty.
     

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