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Will chickens mate in a cage?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GalloRubio, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. GalloRubio

    GalloRubio Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep my rooster and hen together in their cage. They have been there for quite a while now. I havent seen them mating. And she hasnt been laying. They are both about a year old. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ladytoysdream

    ladytoysdream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture to post of both your birds ?
    How big is the cage ?
     
  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the cage? Do you ever let them out, or do they have a run? If the cage is too small, and they feel cramped, they may not feel comfortable enough to reproduce.
     
  4. GalloRubio

    GalloRubio Out Of The Brooder

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    that might be the problem. the cage is a little bigger than a rabbit hutch. We keep them in there during the winter. They run loose when the weather gets better.
     
  5. GalloRubio

    GalloRubio Out Of The Brooder

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    the hen layed an egg today, but with no shell. im going to give her oyster shell. and i also put a nest box in the cage. anything else i should do?
     

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