An egg in the future? Maybe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Big Red Hen, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters were showing much interest in my leghorns today. Two different rooster mated with 2 of them. Does that mean the leghorn pullets will start laying soon?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They'll lay when they are ready.

    Watch for their combs to turn red.. usually when they squat for a roo, eggs are in the near future.
     
  3. Big Red Hen

    Big Red Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Three out of my 6 Leghorns' combs are bright red. And one did squat for him.
     
  4. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was two to three weeks from the first mating we saw until our first egg. We had our first day today of getting more than one egg. Today we got two. Also, the first matings are sure not very romantic.
     

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