Young Silkie rooster mating already?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Frizzlett98, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 1/2month old beautiful Silkie rooster by the name of Leonard. I've notice for about a week now he's been "walking" on top of my Silkie hen, Tanner. I think he's trying to mount her but he doesn't give it that much effort but yesterday... I saw him doing a very short mating dance to my Tetra Tint hen. He's not very old so this is surprising me. When will he actually do his "business" with my hens? I have 8 hens getting close to laying. Would he start then? Also have a Sebright rooster who want to mate but he doesn't give it that much effort either. By the way none of my hens are laying right now.
     
  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will he start mating when the hens start laying?
     
  3. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo did the same thing at the same age with my 4 year old hens, he is also new at this so as time go's on he should get better, but it is normal.
     
  4. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks!
     

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