Young rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NewbyJan, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. NewbyJan

    NewbyJan Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Littleborough
    I am new in this game!! When do roosters become sexually active? We have 1 rooster, 1 white sussex hen, 2 bantam mille fleur and a bantam frizzle. Don't want him to injure any of the bantams by having a go!! We have already had one fatality this week of one mille fleur who was stood on by the rooster - he:( just doesn't look where he is going and is so much bigger than they are!
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    It varies, but they can attempt mating behavior at very young ages - 2 to 3 months. They mate by stepping on hens backs. You may want to separate him until all your hens are grown.
     

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