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Originally Posted by RunningRabbit View Post

Would a 9 month old hen be considered mature? She was already laying when I purchased her. How old does a cockerel need to be before he's mature enough for the hens?

Do you mean sexually mature......as in able to reproduce?

Pullets as soon as they lay and accept being mated, cockerel as soon as he can balance and land the cloacal kiss.

 

 

....or 'emotionally' mature.....as in cockerel not running around trying to mount everything in sight?

Ridgerunner has the answer correct. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply