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Mating and When to Expect an Egg

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So I have some chickens that I hatched on Thanksgiving. They are close to reaching the 5 month mark to begin laying eggs.

 

Recently I've noticed the rooster is starting to mount the hens and a couple of the hens are being very receptive to it while others just run off. 

 

I wasn't sure if those chickens who are receptive will lay first or if they might start laying earlier than the others? I figure they are obviously reaching sexual maturity, but I wasn't sure if it was a sign of eggs soon to come or not. 

 

Thanks!!

Ben & Justin

 

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Ben & Justin

 

Come check out our homesteading blog! http://2boys1homestead.com

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Why don't you read this article :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/when-will-my-chicken-lay-tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-rule-the-roost
Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Thank you! That was super helpful!

Ben & Justin

 

Come check out our homesteading blog! http://2boys1homestead.com

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Ben & Justin

 

Come check out our homesteading blog! http://2boys1homestead.com

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No problem! smile.png
Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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