Breeding Question

Discussion in 'Behavior & Flock Management' started by MC79, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. MC79

    MC79 Member

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    In my flock of 9, I have only 1 rooster, which is a silkie (by the way, he is not mean or aggressive at all...just a laid back sweetheart). I really want him to breed with my naked-neck turken hen. He tries sometimes, but she will not let him. She runs for her life every time. I tried to put them together in a large dog crate, but she screamed and jumped frantically whenever he got close to her. I stopped doing that because I don't want her to injure herself in the crate. Is there anything I can do to make this process happen? Any technique or strategy to use?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Scrooged Staff Member

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    Sounds like Pepe Le Pew! I don't know, maybe she needs more time. Usually when a hen is ready, she will "squat" which makes it easy for the rooster.
     

  3. Steinwand

    Steinwand Active Member

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    But why is she afraid of the roo?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Scrooged Staff Member

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    She's just not in the mood. Girl's prerogative .
     
  5. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    Some hens just don't like Roos, mine hate them.
     
  6. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    One of my Silkie pullets hid from the roo all day,,,bye bye roo!!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Scrooged Staff Member

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    silkie hens I think have a very tough job. They are so petite . I just pray the roo becomes an expert quickly and gets it down to 5-10 seconds. LOL
     
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  8. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    When the hens are ready and like the rooster they will allow it to happen
     
  9. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe he doesn't turn her on.I have 25 hens to one rooster.I've noticed he mounts certain ones and the older hens won't have anything to do with him.
     
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  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Scrooged Staff Member

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    I've had some roos who started out as rapists and what I did was one time I put on the pinless peepers to slow him down, and the other I wrapped one foot with vetwrap. Both worked and gave the hens an edge in not getting caught.
     
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