Your rooster have a favorite?

Henderson

Farm Hand
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I'm just curious about whether anyone else has a rooster who favors a couple of hens or so when it comes to mating and hanging out. I have a rooster that is almost entirely monogamous from what I can tell. He watches over the whole flock and alerts them all to good foraging spots, but he only grooms and talks to one hen and tends to mate with her far more than the others. Unfortunately, sometimes she loses too many feathers on her back due to his devotion.
 

RichZ

Golden Chicken
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That's really unusual. Roosters usually have a harem. If you have a flock with several roosters, the strongest rooster will have the biggest harem, and the weakest may not have any girls at all.
 
 
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