Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a severe occupation for your chickens.
Only the strong would survive in the wild, so many of the behaviors are driven by this instinct.
So, what exactly is involved in getting that egg fertilized? It’s more complicated and devious than you might think – sit back and delve into ‘romancing the hen.’
Let’s start with common rooster and hen mating behaviors before looking at the actual mechanics of mating.