15 week old roos mating. Should their hatch mates be laying yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bethanyrae, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My OEG/Ameraucana Bantam cross roos are doing their mating thing, having started around 14 weeks of age. Should I be expecting eggs from the hens of the same hatch anytime soon? Some are crosses, and some are full Ameraucana.

    Thanks,
    bethanyrae
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Naw, the boys mature faster in that way. Fourteen weeks is way early for a pullet to start laying. Nineteen weeks is early and 20-30 weeks is normal. Ameraucana's can tend to be even later, 38 weeks being not unheard of.
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Yes...that is too early. Mine started at 21 weeks.
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