Will I see temp production drop...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeffross1968, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Wondering if egg production tends to drop temporarily when a rooster begins to get his groove on? Do the girls instinctively know it's normal, and deal well with it? Seems kind of harsh as he figures out what he's supposed to be doing. Sometimes it's just a matter of grasping a hold of the feathers behind their necks and trying to get up on them as they do everything they can to get away. Others he seems to hold on long enough for them to eventually submit so he can get up there. And he's a BIG bird...

    Also, I haven't seen it yet, but does he instinctively know when the younger ones aren't ready? Or is it just a hen is a hen is a hen....my younger ones are not laying, around 15 or 16 weeks old...
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  2. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Anyone have an opinion on this?
     

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