Will a rooster mount a pullet that isn't laying.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by simpsoncj, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 21 week old lavendar rooster and a 20 week old BCM, I didn't think the marans was laying yet as the only dark brown egg I am currently getting is from my black cochin and the marans comb is somewhat red but not as bright as I would expect it to be if she were laying. Today I saw the lavender roo mounting the marans. It was the first time I saw him do it. He just started crowing about a week and a half ago! Will a rooster mount a chicken that isn't laying yet? Or is she most likely laying? I have 8 other hens, but they chase the boy off at this point. [​IMG]
    Thanks, Cathryn
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
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    Yes.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She'll start laying soon
    Or your rooster likes em young.
    Perverted roosters.
     
  5. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    TT! :

    She'll start laying soon
    Or your rooster likes em young.
    Perverted roosters.

    HAHAH [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    TT! :

    She'll start laying soon
    Or your rooster likes em young.
    Perverted roosters.

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  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I've found that if the pullet is not mature yet she will fight the rooster if he tries to mount her!
     
  8. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Yes, he will mate her even if she isn't laying yet. Cockerals will mate anything they can catch and hold down.
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    A young roo will mount,
    Anything standing too still.
    Hide your shoes, or else.
     
  10. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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