How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post Reply
User avatar
Jenny d
Newly Hatched Chick
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:49 am
x 39

How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Jenny d » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:18 pm

Hello,
I got a silkie rooster a few weeks ago who is about 6 months old because I really wanted to brood some babies this spring from my flock that I have had for 4-5 years. He's very sweet, and lovely colours and has started to work his magic with the ladies, but he is terrible at it.
I watched him get on backwards twice last night, and DH is starting to think he has a neck fetish.
At this rate I am never going to get fertilized eggs. :-(
How long does it take for a feathered gentleman to figure things out?
I am thinking of just getting hatching eggs this year instead.
Attachments
ggg.jpg
1
I want all the chickens :chickennet:

User avatar
baronrenfrew
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 2316
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:07 pm
Location: renfrew, on
x 3496

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by baronrenfrew » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:43 pm

I have never raised silkies, but I know they sometimes clip feathers around the vent of hens and roos to get a better connection.
2
Diligently follow the path of two swords as one. Percieve that which the eye cannot see. Seek the truth in all things. Do not engage in useless activity.

The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's greatest swordsmen

User avatar
Happy
Stringy Old Chicken
Posts: 2352
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:46 am
Location: Wasaga Beach
x 4639

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Happy » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:12 pm

Six months is still kinda young. He's still figuring things out. Let's hope he gets his act together 🤣
2

User avatar
Killerbunny
Poultry Guru - total zen level
Posts: 6218
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 pm
Answers: 3
Location: Brockville
x 7748
Birthday

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Killerbunny » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:27 pm

Have you checked any eggs for fertility?
1
:iheartpto:
Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

:bat:

User avatar
Jenny d
Newly Hatched Chick
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:49 am
x 39

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Jenny d » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:44 pm

Yes, no bullseyes on any of my yolks yet.
0
I want all the chickens :chickennet:

User avatar
Killerbunny
Poultry Guru - total zen level
Posts: 6218
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 pm
Answers: 3
Location: Brockville
x 7748
Birthday

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Killerbunny » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:49 pm

Well, like @Happy said he is young. @Kbr42 do you give your silkies a bikini wax?????
0
:iheartpto:
Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

:bat:

User avatar
ross
Teenaged Cockerel
Posts: 4453
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:54 am
Answers: 2
Location: Parkhill /Thedford SW Ont
x 7597

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by ross » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:13 pm

baronrenfrew wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:43 pm
I have never raised silkies, but I know they sometimes clip feathers around the vent of hens and roos to get a better connection.
Yep & around the eyes so they can see which end is which luck
2
ENJOY YOUR HUNTING / FISHING HERITAGE & the GREATNESS of CANADA

User avatar
Jenny d
Newly Hatched Chick
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:49 am
x 39

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Jenny d » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:21 pm

Ha ha, maybe that's my problem, perhaps I should pull the girls crests back so he can tell which end has a face!
2
I want all the chickens :chickennet:

User avatar
kenya
Henny Penny
Posts: 4114
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:14 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Stratford,ontario
x 4015

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by kenya » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:24 pm

He's just figuring things out, should figure it out soon.
1

User avatar
Farrier1987
Head Chicken
Posts: 1245
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:46 pm
Location: Chatham-Kent
x 2739

Re: How long does it take for a rooster to figure out his job?

Post by Farrier1987 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Competent employees should get more than minimum wage.
0
Farrier1987. South of Chatham on Lake Erie. Chickens, goats, horse, garden, dog, cat. Worked all over the world. Know a little bit about a lot of things. No incubator, broody hens.

Post Reply

Return to “Behaviour”