Will my rooster ever man up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens29, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. chickens29

    chickens29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a quick question. I have one silkie rooster (Juniper) who's very big and docile and is 7 months old. He doesn't fight and he's only a high rank among the pullets. He's ugly but not like my other roosters I've had who are aggressive so I want to keep him.

    He's the only rooster in the flock right now. Has anyone had a similar rooster in their flock before? I want him to mate with my older hens but right now they'd just attack him and he runs away.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    He hasn't proven himself to the older girls, he's still a bit young yet maybe....will take time.
    How long have the other cockbirds been gone?
     
  3. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is normal for his age, especially if there was a dominant rooster in the flock, I guess he will mate with the hens in a few weeks "the hens themselves will demand mating".
     
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    OK thanks!! I got rid of the other rooster (his brother) about a week ago when this thread was posted.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    This thread was started 2 days ago........so it will probably take more time than that, especially if the other cockerel was dominant.
    Was the cockerel raised with the flock......or how long have you had him?
     
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    Both of them were raised with the flock and I've had them since day 1 as chicks
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Give him time, it could take days....or weeks....before the older girls might submit to him.
     
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    Alright awesome :D hopefully its soon because the pullets his age just started laying.
     

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