Will Roo favor 1 hen over the rest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kiwi Chicky, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2009
    Te Awamutu, NZ
    I've just candled my second batch of eggs from my girls and both sets its only been eggs from 1 hen that are developing.

    Its easy to tell as she's the green egg layer [​IMG]

    Is roo not servicing the rest of his harem?
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    when my roo was younger he had a favorite hen but now I dont really thing so, hes kind of protecting the younger ones. Maybe you could take some time to watch him and see if he is doing his duty.
  3. buck431397

    buck431397 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    Pilesgrove, NJ
    my roo definitely has a favorite girlfriend, but they all get their fair share....
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My roo has a favorite girl, but he services the rest too.

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